Doing more for your soil doesn't require spending, or extra effort. It requires the opposite. Our relationships with each other are the same way. If we feed them with love, they will prosper without much difficulty. If we pour on fake feelings and disrespect we will wind up with a lifeless pile of dirt falling through our fingers.
I compare myself to the all-weather raspberry plant these days. I am resilient too, and my roots run through the fertile soil of nearly six decades of learning.
I never did get quite enough raspberries this spring to make raspberry jam. Maybe I will get a fall crop that will yield more berries. My older blueberry bushes also didn't have a high yield, although I am still picking some. We had a very hot and dry few weeks and many of the blueberries and blackberries just shriveled...
Martha talks about propagating echinacea to share with other gardeners.