Saturday, April 19, 2014

Making New Dirt

Making dirt for the planter pots:

2 large shovels full of garden soil.
2 large shovels full of fresh compost.
1 large shovel full peat moss.
1 large scoop perlite (a pint or so)
1 large scoop builder's sand
1 cup dolomite lime (counteracts peat's acid)
½ cup bone meal.
½ cup blood meal
½ cup epsom salts (magnesium helps blossom end rot specifically, and supports flowering and fruiting in general.)

I'm thinking I want to add a little potash, but I don't have any right now. 

Stir it all up and use it for planting stuff.  I ended up making (and using) three of these bins full this weekend. Five gallon pots use it up pretty fast.

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