Hello, I live up here on the high plains, north of Lubbock about 50 miles. This weekend is Easter & NOAA is putting up freeze warnings, and predicting snow, so it will be at least 2weeks before I plant my veggies.
I have always used compost & cow manure, but I have also used the blue stuff each year. Then last year in mid May I discovered Howard. I wasn't too happy with how the blue stuff was doing in the drought, so I made up some Garret juice & the rest is history. I used it for the rest of the year & had the best garden in this area. Far better than some friends still using the blue stuff.
Ok fast forward to today, my soil is a light clay not too tight & has good water holding capacity. I'm gonna give this organic thing a try & see what happens. Here is what I did today. 800 sq ft garden, 40 lbs. dry mollassas,25 lbs. humate, 40 lbs rabbit pellets (alfalfa), 24 lbs Soil Mender YumYum mix, & 50 lbs. corn meal (the plain old kitchen type, couldn't find the whole ground type). I watered this in & as soon as it dries up after this weekend I'll till that in about 3" deep.
Question, is this a good enough start? I will still be using compost, & will keep using my homebrewed version of Garrett juice. So what else do I need to do?