From there, Bruce was able to borrow a friend's pickup truck to get the majority of our fill. Our neighbor Mike made a great suggestion to check out the city yard waste department, where we got a full pickup truck worth of very fine mulch for only $15. We complimented the mulch with about 150 lb of composted topsoil, some GardenTone fertilizer, and some lime (more suggestions from Mike). We mixed everything in and watered it well and let it sit overnight.
Now it was time for planting! Neighbor Mike was kind enough to give us 2 Mater tomato plants, and we picked up some cherry and Cherokee Purple plans as well. In our small space, we managed to plant the following:
- Black eyed peas
- Thai chile (1 plant probably)
- Poblano chile (gotta have them chile rellenos)
- Kentucky Blue Pole Beans
- Chiogga beets
- Thai basil
No doubt it is a lot of stuff to grow in a small area but we are not totally convinced that we will succeed on all fronts. Everything's seeded now, so we just wait to see what happens and hope for the best!