Soil Solutions: Building New Soil

Baseline Soil Condition:  End of summer last year, we had a rocky patch of land that nothing seemed to grow on.

before and After meme 1

Instead of continuing to dig down, we decided to build the condition of the soil on top in hopes to restore a healthy soil web…

* We laid down bulbs (right on top of the rocky soil)
* Heavily mulched with straw
* Covered with over 180 lbs. of free coffee grounds from a neighborhood coffee shop
* Scattered our ‘go to’ nitrogen fixing cover crop (Austrian Winter Pea & Red Clover)

Today we have a beautiful, soil building, garden for our bees and humans alike to enjoy! 🌼🍃🌷🍃🌸

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