Category: soil

Allotment Advancements – Tiny Urban Farmer

Allotment Advancements – Tiny Urban Farmer

img_0669After the thunderstorms this week we were able to get to the allotment to finish building the beds and fill with compost (and then finally plants).

The compost that my friend ordered arrived this morning and as I approached the allotment I could smell it down the street. I asked her if she had accidentally ordered manure and she said no, it says compost – the delivery man said it is fresh this…

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Fertility – Cloverworks Farm

Fertility – Cloverworks Farm

By SHEEPANDPICKLE

20180508_113119The sweet scent of…fertility.

We bought our farm as a foreclosure, for those who may not remember from last year.   Some of the fields had been grazed by a pair of horses, and other areas were hayed for a few years.  As best we can tell, no inputs were added because after we took a cut in late July, the grass wasn’t ready for a second cut in September!  That is really, really…

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Time to improve the Soil – The Vegie Patch Woo…

Time to improve the Soil – The Vegie Patch Wooragee Victoria Australia

Autumn is the time to really get working at improving your soil. Jack Frost has been visiting so it is now time to remove all those spent summer veggies and turn your thoughts to the spring growing season.

Soil Yourself for Africa – Permie Flix

Soil Yourself for Africa – Permie Flix

Soil Resources Initiative

Source: Soil Yourself for Africa – Permie Flix

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Soil monitoring to make holistic decisions – H…

Soil monitoring to make holistic decisions – Helen Lewis, Australia – Permie Flix

Source: Soil monitoring to make holistic decisions – Helen Lewis, Australia – Permie Flix

The Soil Carbon Sponge – Permie Flix

The Soil Carbon Sponge – Permie Flix

Interesting talk. Regarding too many trees, I saw this today in my news: Billions of gallons of water saved by thinning forests | NSF
I will reserve my judgement on until I can find the paper they refer to. 🙂

I have read previously that during drought water stressed trees exhale more carbon than they consume. I recently read that _any_ amount of selective logging harms freshwater fish diversity,…

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Soil Dynamics: Diagram | Stay Curious

Soil Dynamics: Diagram | Stay Curious

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Source: Soil Dynamics: Diagram | Stay Curious

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The Invisible Glory of Dirt – Ripe and Roasted…

The Invisible Glory of Dirt – Ripe and Roasted – Garden with Cami

By RIPE AND ROASTED

The new house we were moving into was in a section of town that was being carved out of native prairie. The neighborhood was located on a large (mostly) limestone plateau that looked out over the city below. I was excited. It was a large lot for a new subdivision. It was flat, and we had big plans for all that space. The final thing to happen before we moved in was for the…

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Planning a Potager – finn

Planning a Potager – finn

 by Kim

You may be asking yourself when you read the title of this blog–what is a potager? Potager is french for kitchen garden. When I plant my garden I always include herbs and pretty flowers. In a sense that is the concept behind a potager. A kitchen garden is usually right outside your kitchen door where you can easily access it to pick flowers or vegetables. Your kitchen garden should…

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Crops And Methods For Soil Improvement DOC – t…

Crops And Methods For Soil Improvement DOC – tiatiro60

Organic farming is an alternative agricultural system which originated early in the 20th century in reaction to rapidly changing farming practices.