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RE: Re: soil test results

I've been here 7 1/2 years and doing the organic thing, conditioning the
clay w/ black rock phoshate and lava sand, plus lots of home made
compost, leaving the leaves where they fall (except in the grass - they
go in the compost pile) greensand and lots of mulch and I am making
progress. Remember this house was a drug house before I bought it so all
that was in the yard was rock hard clay, 8 million broken beer bottles
and umpty-gazillion cigarette butts. That was fun to clean up. That's
why it took two years to get the front done then start on the back yard.

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Tue, 16 Sep 2003 21:06:48 -0500

>Well its nice to know that some year all this will not be for nothing :)
>I find that with the spring working of the soil, it stays nice
>throughout the season... but the following spring I am right back where
>I started. It is like the good soil is sinking and that hard clay is on
>Anyone else notice that?
>> Hi Donna and Pam,
>> You're right, it does make you stop and think about the wonder of it
>> The process isn't real fast, I've been at it here for about 13 years,
>> last 7 or 8 with a vengence.
>> Mostly the process gets to be second nature, mulch, till, don't walk
>> it,
>> add the trace nutrients, don't use a lot of chemicals, keep putting
>> compost
>> into your dirt, and pretty soon (a couple of years) you'll have soil
>> can
>> dig without a back hoe.
>> Rich in Z-5
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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