My mom and have been using Charles's sage advice and method since spring of 2022. I never thought growing lettuce would be possible - and I became known as the "lettuce lady" in our neighborhood. We are in Oregon, OH - a suburb of Toledo, OH, about 6 miles (10km or so) from the southwest corner of the Great Lake of Erie. Our soil in the southern basin of Lake Erie is so very very fertile and loamy, that we don't have to do much to grow about anything - except wine grapes! They don't struggle and love the soil, so they don't get the complexity - though people are trying!
I greatly appreciate Charles and his team - the energy, camaraderie, and pace are pure magic. Thank you.