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Discussion in 'Composting & Soil Building' started by Nyboy, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. Nov 6, 2018
    baymule

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    I'd rather have my sand than clay. BTDT.
     
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    seedcorn

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    Agree as I also have sand.
     
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    Nyboy

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    I can dig a hole fill with water come back 2 days later same amount of water in hole
     
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    flowerbug

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    i said "just a little bit" people...
     
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    Nyboy

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    :lol: If a little is good more is better
     
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    ducks4you

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    Nyboy

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    flowerbug

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    it may not be the best soil to work with, or the easiest, but it can be very productive if treated well. just takes some learnin'

    as it is what we have the most of i've had to figure it out and i think it's good. in the dry years when some garden friends would struggle to keep their gardens watered or just give up because it was too sandy and i'd be coming in with a harvest that was a good enough sign to me that perhaps clay wasn't so bad after all.

    yep, it's not perfect, but i see green things growing out there in it any chance they get so it can't be that horrible either.

    gotta know your land/drainage for sure.
     
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    flowerbug

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    have you ever studied up on Terra Preta?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terra_preta

    they were doing things in the Amazon forest for hundreds of years that is way ahead of what you see most farmers doing these days. until disease wiped them out. we don't know how many, but there is some evidence the Little Ice Age was the result of the jungle regrowing after the people who were farming it were eliminated and it could reclaim the land. i'm always curious if that was actually the case or not, but as we are so far removed from such times it would be hard to know for sure.
     
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    ducks4you

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    I couldn't find the link but I saw recently that archeologists have uncovered 6 ft deep evidence of burning and composting in the Mayan empire area some 1,000 years ago and older. NOT natural since the jungle soil is only naturally inches deep. It takes Constant plant death to feed the jungle.
     
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