The soil in our garden isn't too bad, all around, but it could use some organic matter, which would help with not only fertility but also with re-building soil structure. To that end we researched nearby compost suppliers and found Price Farm Organics in a neighboring county and had them deliver a dump truck load of "Zoo Brew" compost (this is a mix of animal manure, wood chips, bedding and facility compost materials from the Columbus Zoo). Here's the pile:
We had enough to fill all of our raised beds plus we added a couple of inches to each of the regular beds.
So far, the seeds like it:
Nice little bean plant spreading its roots in the Zoo Brew-amended soil:
Price Farm Organics for all of your decomposing detritus needs!