Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Soil Bank

No, I'm not talking about an old government program. This pile that appears in so many pictures of the garden, is sod that Ed piled up while constructing the original garden beds. Just like putting money in the bank, piling up sod gives a gardener a big return. After 10 years, only gorgeous soil and of course some stones remain. It's sitting there ready for use.

This Huge mound that looks like a weedy hill contains the topsoil from when the house was constructed. Good topsoil is literally like money in the bank for a gardener. As you can see Ed has a big pile and as an extra added bonus, more stones.

When you add all that to our aged compost piles , why we're filthy rich!

1 comment:

Tatyana said...

Hi Becky! What a great bank you have there! I have a compost bank. I pile and pile and almost never withdraw, since our friend brought a truck of horse plus chicken manure. But the time will come when I'll need it!