Originally Posted by slownickel
Is this a soil or a mix?
What has been added here?
Please explain what we are looking at?
This is a soil mix made of approximately
25% humus compost
25% pumice, rice hull, perlite
25% peat moss
5% coco fiber
5% worm castings
15% top soil a silty loam
This is the 4th year in this soil.
First year had 5' x 30' x 2' deep trenches. Had a lot of gophers bothering my plants. Must of killed 20 the first year on 1 acre.
So I built 4'x 8" redwood boxes with 4x4 as corner posts that were two feet long so they exteded 1' below the box and wrapped them with hardware cloth and droped them in the trench and filled them most the way up with soil. so each box is a little under 2 yards of soil. but the roots can go out further.
I use some age holy mic and mac last year and I top dressed as needed with organic ferts, such as seabird guano pellets 12-12-1 I think. I addend gypsum a couple times last year. I made act a few times with alfalfa, worm castings some sst corn and barley and a little molasses Oh and used some K2SO4. I'll ad to this if I think of anything else.
Jidoka I'll post my tests in aea in a couple hrs.