By Farmer Ross
I have discussed the importance of soil management at each of my garden visits. Keeping a healthy soil in the garden is so important, yet can be very energy consuming. For those of you who are interested in a quick and time-saving method for producing great soil, and of course great plants, I have a few recommendations:
- Fertilizer: We offer a custom blended fertilizer made specifically for the Harvest Community Soil! Pretty special, huh? Dr. Robert Moon, Harvest's agriculture consultant, has done numerous soil tests across the community and created this slow-release organic fertilizer to perfectly amend the existing 'black Texas gumbo'. You need only apply once or twice a year.
- Compost: Did you know that pre-made compost is available locally? Denton has a great composting program that uses material that would otherwise go to the landfill and turns it into nutritious soil! It is very inexpensive and a great investment for your garden. Living Earth, down FM 407, also sells reasonably priced compost.
So there are a few ideas for an immediate upgrade to your soil without having to invest considerable time into a personal compost pile (although, composting is still my number one recommendation!).
~Onward & Upward