I can help some this year in the garden after my hip replacement, but not to plant or get the soil ready. My dear husband is getting ready to get the soil ready from the fall which is piled with leaves and when I looked this afternoon, very weedy! A great article in the NY Times from this blog . She writes about the soil:
So wait patiently for the chocolate cake stage. Corn will be grown in this summer's garden. Every few days my husband thinks about growing corn in South Dakota when he was 7. It must have been full of delight for him. He seems to get dreamy to reproduce it this summer!