The spring garden for 2018 has fallen flat on its face, and it is my fault. To fully understand what happened we need to back up a few years.
Several years ago I held a New Years bonfire. The bonfire was made from pieces of timber left over from cutting trees from the property. There was a large section of Sweet Gum, pine tree limbs… etc. piled up maybe eight feet tall. After the bonfire was lit, it burned for several days.
Once the New Years bonfire had finally died out, there was a pile of ash almost three feet tall and eight – ten feet across. The pile was so tall a tractor was used to level the pile out. Once the pile was leveled out, a tractor disk was used to mix the ash into the soil.
Fast forward a few years. I figured the ash had time to dissolve into the soil, but I may have been wrong.