The above location looks intimidating and I shake my head thinking about the work that will be involved in clearing the area. This spot will have the benefit of shade from the tall trees and the soil is rich from years of decaying forest land. We hope to enlist the neighbor and his tractor machine to bush hog (I believe that's the term they use) clearing the area for planting. Once he goes through with the machine I am sure there will be quite a bit of manual clean up to do.
After the initial groundwork is completed we will add as much organic compost as we can. I have been experimenting a bit with the sludge from the pond and adding that to the soil with remarkable results. It makes sense that this sludge would be steaming full with good nutrients - call it composting at full speed.
My concern is that it may have too much good stuff ... if that makes any sense.
Frankie is not so sure about this sludge stuff