Using Bulk Corn Meal or Soy Bean Meal to Improve Garden Soil
Spring is around the corner, and I need to improve my raised beds. Instead of using a 4 inch layer of aged manure on top of my two 2.5 foot by 12 foot raised beds, I would like to use other materials. I am thinking of using 4.4 cubic feet of peat moss per bed, along with three 50 lb bags of corn meal and one 50 lb bag of alfalfa meal per bed. My thoughts are that I could increase my organic matter percentage to around 10 to 20 percent without burning my plants. Will this give my garden vegetables a good source of nutrients and condition my soil? What other organic amendments can I add in bulk from my local farm co-op for good gardening results?