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"The New Soil Mix"

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GuiltTrip blog photos
Joined: 6/18/2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 755
Posted: Sep/02/2008 4:10 AM PST

My New Soil Mix

as you can see fron the first picture last years mix wasen't that bad, (didn't drain well enough when plant roots grew to the bottom of container )

New Mix
* 1-wheel barrow load of last years mix (1 1/2 container tubs full)
(60% peat, 30% horse barn/chips, 10% sand)


* 6 - 5 gallon buckets
(horse/barn compost, this stuff set for over a year and looks great)

* 3 - 5 gallon buckets,
(6 months/1 year old tree chipper mulch 1/2 composted)

* 2-mugs Drywall/mixed
(old drywall chopped and left over mud mixed for limeing the mix)

* 1 mug coffee grounds
( they drink a lot at the office grounds)


Not in the Mix
* didn't use the 10/10/10 , the Hot Hot Hot scared me. I will start plants/seeds in the New Mix and add as needed
* 24 yards of green horse/chips that is green and need composting, maybe next year on this stuff

this is making a beatiful mix and looks like it will grow a bowling ball

Mulching
* the as needed grass clippings will be layered 1-2" then covered with hay

Maggie & Jake make sure Earthworms go back in the tubs

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stereoman blog photos
Joined: 3/17/2008
Location: beautiful southern appalachians
Posts: 2168
Posted: Sep/02/2008 7:24 AM PST

And two parts Urchin!

We have a winner!
Aurora blog photos
Joined: 4/24/2008
Location: Chesapeake VA
Posts: 1954
Posted: Sep/02/2008 11:30 AM PST

Kids helping makes gardening even more fun
Make sure you actually need the lime from the drywall/mud. It may screw up the pH if not really needed
GuiltTrip blog photos
Joined: 6/18/2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 755
Posted: Sep/03/2008 4:52 AM PST

Thanks Auroa, I will take a sample to Ag building for testing and hold off on lime until I here from the test, Thanks again It is always easy to add but hard to take out or adjust damaged dirt, Later Guilt Trip
Aurora blog photos
Joined: 4/24/2008
Location: Chesapeake VA
Posts: 1954
Posted: Sep/03/2008 6:45 AM PST

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Originally posted by GuiltTrip
Thanks Auroa, I will take a sample to Ag building for testing and hold off on lime until I here from the test, Thanks again It is always easy to add but hard to take out or adjust damaged dirt, Later Guilt Trip

So true!
Especially since you have done such a great job on this new mix! You have some very lucky plants
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