I've been gardening! This year I have all new beds since we're at a new house with a new-to-us yard. We're planting using crazy hippie "organic methods," but it doesn't seem so out of the ordinary to me. Clint and I want to rename it "normal gardening."
In the [far] past when I had flower gardens in Michigan, I didn't do anything with chemicals but then again, I didn't have to, because I was starting out with healthy, diggable soil. I have read a lot about soil over the past months, and Clint and I have done a lot to try to improve our hard Texas clay. Hopefully it worked!