It's garlic planting time here on Grace Lane. The garlic book I have ("Garlic! Grow West of the Cascades" by Frank Parente) said the bed needed to be 12 inches deep, fertile, and sandy, so here are pictures of the trench we dug, with Ed manning the pick. Both Thursday and Friday we both shoveled, turned, picked, and shoveled some more. We then added manure and compost and lime to make conditions favorable for a good crop. The soil was amazingly compacted, but now, today, Saturday, with soft, amended soil, we were able to plant. Viva la garlic!
PS This is the "container" garden.