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Frisco, TX
(Zone 7b)

April 21, 2007
6:41 PM

Post #3415990

In August of last year, I completed my 20X40 garden. Despite the fact there is not official "organic soil" as far as I can tell, but rather soil that has been treated as organic, I had the newly stone wall encircled plat filled.

We are going to be coming up on my second crop (I had a fall crop and am in the middle of the spring crop now), the soil may soon need to be fortified.

What reccomendations do (any of) you have on what method I should use to add to the soil to enhance and promote grown in an organic nature?

Will J
Frisco TX
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

April 21, 2007
8:21 PM

Post #3416187

Worms! Lots of big, fat worms. Lots of compost and for really "perky" plants - free coffee grounds from Starbucks. :} I use organic fertilizers from Gardens Alive.
Shenandoah Valley, VA
(Zone 6b)

April 22, 2007
8:39 AM

Post #3417492

If you add organic material, the worms will come. You can add all the worms you want and they won't stay if the soil's not worm-friendly. I add chopped straw, chopped leaves, greensand and rock phosphate, chicken litter, and grass clippings (only on top and away from stems!). Then we mulch heavily and don't till: the soil structure's full of holes and roots and billions of worms. If you add organic mulch like the grass clippings, leaves and straw throughout the year, and a nice layer of composted manure (or fresh manure down in the fall, covered w/ mulch), you won't need to buy fert, and the tilth will be lovely.

Congrats on your garden!

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