To begin growing your own food, you must have a growing medium.
This is especially hard to find when you do not have a good source of compost, and…
You live with the gardener's worst nightmare… KENTUCKY CLAY!!! This is a recipe for disaster.
My solution is amending the soil,
However, this does not work in Kentucky...
This is the process that I use:
First, till the clay on a hot and dry day
This will help the clay not stick to the tiller
Second, add store-bought soil
Fourth, soak it for about three days
Sixth, soak it for about three days
Eighth, soak it for about three days
This year I decided to fix up a 25-foot bed in my terraced garden,
that I had neglected
Since we moved in.
This process was done on this bed.
I think it worked ok.
May 10th we might be having a deep freeze
This would be 6 days after our last frost [not freeze, only frost] date
This is way out of the ordinary.
There is an old saying/tradition in Kentucky that after Derby you can plant outside, turn your irrigation on, etc.
I think that saying wants to stay true,
Even though Derby was postponed until September, due to the Coronavirus