Meet my gardening nemesis:
Don’t get me wrong – I like trees as much as the next guy, and I believe in urban tree canopies. But this puppy makes my veggie garden a nightmare. This is the 3ft x 6ft raised bed I have in my back yard, which I just turned over yesterday:
I know, turning over the bed releases soil-bound carbon into the air, increasing my garden’s carbon footprint. But this is the pile of roots I pulled out of the bed, and I didn’t even get close to getting them all:
On the plus side, because I have to turn it over so regularly my soil is well mixed and well aerated, and the worms are as happy about spring as I am!