Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Time to add compost and fertilizer to your beds

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Mid-March is the time to get your beds ready for spring!  

Ideally, you would test your soil to determine what nutrients your bed needs.  If you take your soil samples to your local county Co-op Extension office, you can get your soil tested for free in many counties.  You can also buy a do it yourself kit at the big box stores or your local nursery.

This spring, we put down an organic fertilizer Re-Vita Pro 5-4-4.  Then, we added a layer of mushroom compost.  We will top with mulch soon.  

The local CSA gardener told me a couple of years ago that it is important to not let your fertilizer just lay on top of the ground as many of the nutrients will be lost.

We are ready to start planting!

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