posted on Apr, 24 2013 @ 01:44 AM
When you get your soil into proper condition the need for any fertilizers, manure, worm castings, PH tests, disappears. Just add organic material to
the top of the soil and let it break down. You can still plant right away, but you may have to supplement with the above products in the very
When the organic material breaks down it adds all the necessary nutrients to the soil, and naturally keeps the PH levels properly balanced. And
earthworms almost right away will come up to the surface, eat the organic material and then deposit free worm castings in the soil.
Anything like grass clippings, leaves, old straw or hay, kitchen vegetable scraps, will work. Just make sure you do not use walnut leaves, as they
contain a chemical which acts like an herbicide. And do not till this stuff under. Tilling it under will tie up all the nitrogen in the soil in
order to break down the material. But, if you leave it on top of the soil, it breaks down and you're left with the best soil you could ask for.
While it's breaking down it makes a great mulch, preserving moisture and keeping the soil soft and friable.
After doing this for a couple of years you will have barely any weeds at all, and when you part the top layer of mulch to plant your seeds in the
soil, you will notice just how dark and rich your soil has become. You'll never have to buy potting soil or anything of the sort ever again.
If you would like some more inspiration for the mulch method of gardening, I highly recommend watching the following video. It will inspire you for