Bad soil

jbanderMarch 12, 2012

I just got my first soil test done in my front garden, No wonder I can't get anything to grow , it's highly alkaline and has zero nutrients all of them testing way under the lowest level. I wanted to use organic options to fertilize the soil but is there a point that you can't because the soil is just to poor. My impression of organics is that it takes time for them to act. Can this still be done organically and do you have any suggestions on what will work best. I was thinking that I would like to use alfalfa pellets or meal, I have a source for both coffee grounds (adds acid also) and rabbit manure. I think I can get phosphate rock and I don't have a clue for potassium ,any suggestions would be appreciated.

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zenpotter(z4 MN)

My soil was bad when we moved in to our house now it is really great. All I have used is farm post and I have a compost bin that I compost kitchen scraps,grass clippings, plants I pull (no weeds) and coffee grounds. I have never used any chemical fertilizer.

Here is a link that might be useful: check this out

    Bookmark   March 13, 2012 at 5:14PM
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ecosmarte

You can pick up composted sheep manure for free in the twin cities. Just email for a pickup time. Joannay@aol.com.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2013 at 9:20PM
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