GARDEN NOTES – SOIL prep; bug management

Posted: May 29, 2014 in Uncategorized
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#SOIL prep #recipe for your #GArden
http://permaculturenews.org/2014/05/21/building-soil-nutrient-rich-raised-bed/#comment-1742515

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gravel (2 inches)
wood mulch (2 inches)
dirt (1 inch)
compost (horse and chicken mix 1 inch) nitrogen
sand (1 inch)
dirt and wood chips (1 inch) nitrogen
cardboard – Carbon
compost (food scraps with phosphate egg shells and potassium banana peels 1 inch)
pine ash, sand and needles (1/2 inch) nitrogen
dandelion leaves (1 layer) nitrogen
dirt and grass clippings (1 inch)
earth worms
wood chips after sprouting to keep soil moist
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BUGs
earth worms

milkweed for butterfly feeding

flowers for honey bees

mint and marigold to deter mosquitos and veggie eating beetles

 

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