the area I had planned to grow a sunflower house and morning glories seems to be hard clumps of clay with a bit of dirt mixed in. I'm tempted to haul it off and throw a pile of compost down.
In spite of the hard lumps, there were many earthworms. Not sure how they survived in the rock hard soil...many got moved over to our compost bed that sports a hollyhock, some strawberries and oregeno.
Sierra helped me with the worm re-habitation while Jalen picked wildflowers.
In the end, we have a plot of lumps. It doesn't look as bad as it really is in this pic!
The tomatoes and peppers are doing well in their bins full of rich soil and compost.
We even managed to harvest quite a bit of lettuce from one raised bed down the hill,
which made a lovely salad that night. Jalen and Sierra had a great time chopping accoutrements...even Jared chopped a few carrots just for fun.:) The salad was really fantastic with lettuce from both my garden and Mary's and a spot of homemade olive oil dressing on top. Yuummmmmm!