[Homestead] Soil remineralization beyond NPK
genegerue at ruralize.com
Sun Jan 27 16:28:17 EST 2008
On Jan 27, 2008, at 1:27 PM, Gloria Morris wrote:
> One does not want to over-do anything, including this, but I think
> the use of tree by-products helps to build soil health. My Dad did
> it for
> many years, and he turned a few acres of barren sand that could hardly
> sustain a crop into some of the most beautiful, healthy, productive
> I've ever seen. I hope my own patch of sand will one day be as rich
> as that!
It is almost certain that your patch of sand will become ever more
productive if you continue to add all those things you do.
Adding animal parts is not recommended for a garden compost pile. I
have always buried animals in garden beds, deeper than normal
cultivation. I intend to bury myself about four feet deep--deep enough
to keep critters from upsetting people by excavating and dragging my
parts about, here a hip bone, there a shoulder--but not so deep that
worms and soil microorganisms won't get to the tissues and convert
them to food for the dogwood trees.
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