A few things.. I am excited as several of my tomato seeds are starting to sprout in my cheapo portable greenhouse. Tonight I planted some crazy Blue Tomatoes I found online just for the heck of it. I also have some purple cauliflower but haven't planted yet. Has anyone tried planting either of those before?
Now I am a bit nervous that come April when I transplant, the new house I am at in Southern Maryland has an odd soil mix. The house is on a cliff right over Chesapeake Bay. I just cut a ton of trees down so I could make a 10x15 foot plot for the garden without too much shade. Ive gotten all the roots out and now i have to frame the garden and address the soil issue. At first glance the soil is pretty -- black and grey -- a nice looking top soil with lots of rotting leaves on top. Once you get down about 8 inches, there is really sandy soil in some areas and really orangy clay in others. As I till and bring out more roots, It mixes in a bit. I ordered 3 tons of topsoil to put on top, but I'm afraid once the roots hit the clay/sand soil deeper, it could be bad news. Any thoughts? ignore it? Try to fix it?