Soil too Rich

by Jerrie
(Ukiah, CA)

Can I do the layering thing and use compost every so often or is there a danger of getting my no dig garden soil too rich?

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Jun 24, 2013
Never plant in more than 100% compost. NEW
by: Robert Bradford

Most plants thrive if planted in an old compost pile. If you make your compost from a multitude of ingredients it will be well balanced. Purchased compost can contain persistent herbicide from manure from animals fed grain so treated. MAKE YOUR OWN. Generally the higher the compost content the better the drainage will be, too good is bad if the plants dry out.

Jun 25, 2013
Rich Soil NEW
by: Kiwi George

Hi Jerrie. I have been No-Dig organic gardening for many years and top dress with horse/seaweed/sheep/comfrey/lawn&hedge waste compost every year without any problems. I have found that as the majority of my compost ingredients are adidic I need to lime more regularly than what is generally recommended. Good luck
Kiwi George

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