RESCUE FOR A VEGETABLE GARDEN

08 Nov RESCUE FOR A VEGETABLE GARDEN

After moving here 12+ years ago, I was faced with a half-acre garden of steep, uncultivated bank.

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To reduce the slope I had the soil from the foundations of the extension put on the lower bank.
This soil had NEVER been cultivated, but with loads of farmyard manure and double digging I was confident. After 2 – 3 years of poor crops I tested the soil, treating with lime and other minerals, followed by more “dung”, then Growmore, still no success.
I remembered reading about volcanic rock dust so I bought some and got to work. The results were spectacular – better than I’d achieved before. I’m convinced this was entirely due to the volcanic rock dust. Next year I saw further improvement in the Potatoes, Cabbage, Kale, Carrots and Leeks.
From what I have seen from my own amateur garden results, I would not hesitate to encourage anyone to try volcanic rock dust and be amazed with their efforts.

ED BUSHNELL

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