Re: Great gardening info from everyone....
- Subject: Re: [cg] Great gardening info from everyone....
- From: "Deborah Mills" firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Thu, 3 Oct 2002 18:50:23 -0700
I think that would be the perfect name for the garden...."7th Wonder" hmm..
I'll check out these sites and if we secure the land I'll keep everyone
All my best,
> I know that you've soil tested the super alkaline land that your're
> interested in placing raised beds on to grow. The massive composting
> that you're about to start to help reclaim this property will astonish
> of us as the 7th wonder of the world
> , I'm sure. ;=)
> In all seriousness, bless your energy! The master gardeners on this list
> will undoubtedly share their recipes with you. Here are some sites that
> All joking aside: Here's an interesting piece from the Chinese People's
> Daily about agriculture on alkaline land. Evidentally there is a
> Alkaline-Tolerant Botanical Garden" in Dongying, a city in Shandong
> at the mouth of the Yellow River. How accurate this report is is, anyone's
> guess ( I guess those pictures of a swimming Mao that were circulated a
> weeks before his death still have me a little skeptical.)
> Here's a piece on World Bank reclaimation of high PH land in Uttar
> I know this is "better living through chemistry" but I just throwing this
> into the mix, anyway:
> More from India:
> Great luck with your project!
> Adam Honigman
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Deborah Mills [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2002 5:32 PM
> To: community_garden@mallorn. com
> Subject: [cg] Great gardening info from everyone....
> I want to let everyone know that with all of the recent Q & A about
> gardening has been wonderful. This server is always great but I guess the
> scientist in me enjoys all this talk about dirt. Very useful information.
> Hats off to everyone!
> I do have a question. I am looking at a piece of land that is very, very,
> very, high in akaline. My thoughts are that we could utilize this property
> by gardening in raised beds that would be deep enough to acommendate root
> growth where we would have to bring soil into the project. This soil is so
> akaline that approximately twice a year a local farmer gives it the once
> over to knock down the few weeds that seem to pop up. After he does this,
> with-in a month or two, you can begin to see the salts accumulate on the
> surface and it becomes crusted over.
> Any thoughts or comments on the idea of using this land would be greatly
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