[permaculture] dealing with hard ground
Lawrence F. London, Jr.
lfl at intrex.net
Wed Sep 14 22:18:53 EDT 2005
William Genest wrote:
> One cheap sourse of mulch this time of year are those huge round
> bales of hay that get left out and rained on and are considered
> useless - have a couple of those trucked in and plopped into your
> raised beds ( which needn't be more elaborate than something to hold
> in the pile say two feet high - then add a layer of compost above
> that - Voila !
I. Fine a rock quarry near you and have dumptruck loads of siltation
pond fines, AKA rock dust, (free for the hauling), brought in, dumped
and spread over the area to become a garden. Mix compost, manure,
spoiled hay, rock phosphate, NJ greensand, and other soil amendments
into the powdered rock .......... instant garden!
II. Best to excavate garden bed areas and remove any poor soil/hardpan;
use this material to form berms or swales to control or direct drainage;\
this might be done around the garden to direct rainfall into the garden.
More information about the permaculture