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Feeding the Hungry Soil: Natural Ways of Enriching Your Soil for Gardening

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Heavy Clay
Sandy Soils
Organic Matter
Stop Those Bonfires!
Compost Layers
Amount to Use
Using Sedge Peat
Poultry Manure and Bone Meal
How to Make Leaf Mold
Conclusion
Author Bio
Publisher

Introduction

Before one plans a garden or plants it, he takes a good look at the soil in which the seedlings and the plants are going to grow in the future. After all, you, being either an experienced gardener or a newbie, are the one who has to cope with the particular soil that you are blessed within your garden.

So it is of course not going to be any use at all, telling you to plant plants which grow best in a sandy soil, if your garden is full of heavy clay and heavy loam. And vice versa. That is why, this book is going to tell you all about the different types of cells, and how you can make them even more nutritious and nourishing for your plants through organic fertilizer.

The only type of soil which may not need organic manuring is the peaty soil, because it is already made up of rich organic components. However, this needs lime. This also needs organic fertilizers occasionally.
If the soil is made up of light sand, then it needs humus badly. Humus is the decomposed organic matter, which is normally found on the top surface of the soil. The humus content of the soil is going to help keep the sandy particles together and to make it less “droughty.”

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