The five stages of preparing the garden beds where the driveway used to be.
Starting point: asphalt
Step one: bust up the asphalt with a sledge hammer and take it to the dump.
Step two: use pick-axe to loosen up the ground underneath the asphalt, which, as you can see, is pretty much full of both large and small stones.
Step three: double dig the bed. This involves digging down to a depth of about 12 inches, removing all stones, and mixing in compost.
Step four: after letting the bed sit for about a week, plant the veggies - in this case, garlic.
Step five: wait until next summer and harvest.
In this last picture, you can see most of the different steps:
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