Disclaimer: im on my tablet until dh sets up the office so this may have some obnoxious errors.
Ok so we just moved back to so Cal, Nuevo specifically. I want to grow a garden to cut food costs and to eat healthier. My hubbys aunt hears this amd wants me to go organic, for health purposes. Ok, great.
However, unlike PA, where my last garden was, its a flat out desert here. Its really dry and the soil is hardpacked and looks devoid of organic material.
So where do I start? Web suggests rototilling the desired area, spreading manure, tilling that under and letting it sit for a few months. Would 1 month be sufficient if the manure isnt fresh?
Is there another better or faster way?
The entire area doesn't have to be organic.
Here are pics of what im working with. All the old horse/goat or whatever poo was from previous tenant.. we havent cleared everything out yet.