http://www.durgan.org/30%20April%202006%20Garden%20Addition/HTML/ The pictures above indicate the work in progress. Today I decided to enlarge my vegetable garden by 8 feet. It is 36 feet long. First I removed the sod with a kick sod cutter, then spaded about a foot, then rototilled the lumps, then raked the chunks that wouldn't crumble. Today's effort took me about 8 hours. It is a real good workout. I broke the sod by hand and put it through a Yard Machine to shred the clumps and put it back onto the bed. This took about three hours. Not a bit of grass came up later in the season. The Yard Machine effectively killed the grass roots. Tomorrow I will add about three yards of city compost and work it in. The soil is clay well packed before I started. Durgan.