I have been gardening for years and have enjoyed the “fruits” of my labor. Gardening can be very time consuming and exhausting at times, however it is something that I have undertaken and want to improve in. I have at times wondered why I keep doing it because let me be honest, the harvest has been meager from some of the plants I have tried to grow.
I’ve come to realize I probably have done some things that hard way. My goal now is to get ideas and try new things to make gardening easier and more fruitful.
In the past I have always bought pre-made garden soil blends to use in my raised be garden beds. This was costly and I was not that impressed with some of the products I brought home and put in my beds.
Well…… since I began keeping goats a few years ago, I was accumulating quite a bit of wood chip waste (included their poop and wasted hay) from their barn cleanings. I just tossed this bedding out of their barn and didn’t really think much more about it. This changed this year however. I decided to dig under the top layer of the wood chip mixture and was surprised to see rich soil with tons of earthworms squirming around. I heard you know you have good soil if you have lots of worms living in it.