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Complete Organic Fertilizer

[caption id="attachment_2766" align="alignnone" width="1024"]Photo Mar 05, 1 55 55 PM Complete Organic Fertilizer (COF) a la Steve Solomon – and pretty![/caption]

If you’ve been following this blog you may have noticed my struggle with soil fertility. The first few years of the garden were prolific Continue reading

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The Year of Nitrogen

[caption id="attachment_2502" align="alignnone" width="400"]Soil Test Kit Soil chemistry testing with LaMotte Soil Test Kit![/caption]

I have tested my soil nutrients and composition before. I made some lame attempt to address deficiencies, adding compostfor depleted nitrogen and fireplace ashes to raise the pH. Results were Continue reading

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Garden Soil Assessment

Every year I do the bare minimum to maintain soil fertility in my garden. I always make a big effort the first year I garden new land, resulting in amazing productivity, then find declining yields thereafter. This is because I … Continue reading

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