For those who have followed my blog, you know that we had to cut down a huge silver maple tree in our front yard. Our neighbors always complained about the leaves that fell each fall and it finally became a real problem for us..and them. The old branches might fall on our house, or theirs. The tree had to come down. It took 3 plus days for a company to remove it. I cried....it was great shade for us..and I always envisioned putting a swing there for my grand kids. We paid almost 2500 bucks to cut it down. Did our neighbors thank us?? Nope.
So, when I had Hasties come and dump dirt for our two raised beds, I had them dump it where the tree used to be. We used all we could, but we still had this small mountain of very rich soil. What did I do? I planted corn, eggplant, cukes, and wildflowers.
If my neighbors hated that tree, they are really gonna hate the large stalks of corn when the come up!