I knew my failure to properly prepare my garden last winter would come back to haunt me. It's April and I have garden beds to make ready, but it rained for hours yesterday (April showers) and the garden is literally under water. The soil cannot be worked when it is too wet as all the air passages will be driven out and the end result will be hard, compacted soil....a soil which refuses to be penetrated by fresh air, clean water and the roots of tiny seedlings.
Soil is no different than the human heart. Once assaulted and hardened, it takes years of TLC to soften it and return it to a place where it is willing and able to receive and absorb that which is good.