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    My first stab at an organic garden

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    After grass has died and you are left with that yucky dry dirt...whats the first step in getting it garden ready? I'm clueless
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    I would like to know the same... our current plan is to dig out the dirt about 9-12 inches, and then put down a mix of soil and compost.. then I heard you want to wait a few days for the sun to dry out the compost so it's not too wet. Plant seeds from there. We are starting in the next couple of weeks too!

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    i'm not much help but good luck, we are going to try organic garden in raised beds since my backyard is essentially a hill
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    Quote Originally Posted by harrisonsdream View Post
    i'm not much help but good luck, we are going to try organic garden in raised beds since my backyard is essentially a hill
    I've heard great things about raised beds too!

    But we are doing in ground because we have an area that is already set up with sprinklers....
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    remove sod
    till/loosen soil
    enrich with compost (mixing well so you get a good blend)
    so long as the soil isn't sopping wet, which it shouldn't be, plant

    & be sure you've picked a spot that gets lots of sun. i saw people planting a garden in the shade once. not good.

    technically speaking, i believe there is a waiting period between last use of pesticides & organic designation, so if you've ever treated your lawn with anything, you garden may not yet be technically organic.


    eta: rileysmom, i wouldn't dig up 9-12". that's way to deep. more like 8" is fine.

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