After the mowing was complete, I had the boys help in spreading some of the barn manure on the area; a great way to clean out the barn, and to add matter to the soil to make it more fertile. My next step is to add some COF materials (complete organic fertilizer) and then we will be ready to plant. It will be another few weeks before we put anything out but we are getting ready now since the weather is so nice outside. I am currently reading "Gardening When It Counts: Growing Food In Hard Times" by Steve Solomon and am motivated to try gardening in a different way.
These two new plots adds 3000 more square feet to our garden. In total, this year we will try to keep up on 9000 square feet of garden space.