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Posted: Apr/11/2010 2:21 PM PST
I just recently bought an old cabin with lot's of room for a veggie garden.
I have raised veggies before, my problem here now is the soil. The garden does not have enough greens etc. to start a compost pile right now. The property lacks good soil, I have gotten some horse manure, which I can use as a fertilizer to get started. The soil here in Florida is pretty light and sandy, so for the first year the soil needs a lot of help.
How would I go about enriching it? I am an organic gardener, so no chemicals and such.
Anybody can offer advice?
Posted: Apr/17/2010 8:50 AM PST
I'd post something on Craigslist or Freecycle asking for compostable materials so you can get that compost pile going. Another thing I do sometimes is empty the shredders at work and at home.
As for sandy soil, I don't know. I have the opposite problem.
Location: Rixeyville, VA
Posted: Jun/04/2010 10:30 AM PST
You could try some "spot composting." That's where you take your kitchen wastes and just bury them in the garden where, some weeks/months later, you just plant directly into the composted kitchen waste. Especially good for this are potato peelings and banana peels.