When I think to myself that the "crops" in the square-foot beds are actually looking, well, if not okay, then at least way better than last year???
I don't want to say anything, but I think this gradual program of soil improvement may actually be, um, improving the soil!!!
I'll never be able to do anything about the light levels back there, but the tomatoes and chard are looking way less mangy than last year, and the corn seems downright - well, if not statuesque - at least blooming marvellously!