Spring Cleaning at Fat Earth!!

I love this sign. I've had it in my garden since I started gardening 8 years ago. My garden always does welcome me no matter how she looks....and right now she looks pretty bad.

Since it was 63 degrees yesterday, I decided to give my farm (i.e. my back yard) a good cleaning to get it ready for spring planting.

I'll post before and after pictures beside each other so that I don't take up too much of your time.  I began my cleaning with the greenhouse. I must say that it felt SO good in there. It was almost 80 degrees!


But, I digress. Here's the greenhouse before and after:



Then came the raised beds:



And I even found a mass of carrots that I will be washing and eating (don't you just love root crops?! They won't spoil!):

Then there was the garden. Insert dramatic music here. While the greenhouse and raised beds took me about twenty minutes total, the garden took two and a half hours. But I totally enjoyed being out in the sun and there was a nice breeze blowing too! Before:



After:



Then I covered the garden with straw to keep more weeds from taking over my soil:


That's it! Now my gardens are all clean and ready to be supplemented with well-composted horse manure so they will have plenty of food for my plants around Mother's Day.

Until  next time garden gals and guys....

Happy garden thoughts!!!







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