Husband-extraordinaire literally flipped the sod over (Thankfully, there was a chiweenie nearby to supervise).
No turning back now…
Getting closer to the planting stage.
Okay…so the neighbors have moved from suspicious to curious. At least I think that was curiosity I saw on their faces. Several days ago, We performed suburban blasphemy and dug a garden bed into the front lawn. This is going to be for real experiment because we just didn’t have the cash to bring in a bunch of great soil and we used our finished compost for the beds out back.
So, we simply flipped the sod upside down and gave it a few chop-chop-chops with the shovel (which isn’t nearly as sharp as it looks). We did buy a few bags of garden soil and a few bags of composted steer manure. But I promise you, it spread out across the top and added maybe 1 inch of good stuff. The heirloom tomatoes, watermelon, eggplant and runner beans will all have to gather the strength of their ancestral roots (sorry) and survive in basically the under-carriage of my sod.
Of course, I will certainly be amending them as the season wears on, but lets see if we can get an abundance of food with that yummy (*ahem*) soil that the land developer left us.
Addendum: I’m 100% sure that I’ll have to battle some sod that survives the chopping. However, lack of funds is lack of funds and I wanted my plants, dammit! (See my comments to Meghan below)