Friday, June 11, 2010

Organic Matter in the Soil


Lavender and Poppies



Corn


Lorraine, a PhD candidate at a local university has been taking soil samples from our garden for her research.

Her research is ongoing, but today, she sent me this info:

"What I can tell you is that the soil seems to be lacking in organic matter (the soil outside your garden has more organic matter than that in your plots) so you should work in more compost and mulch, and that all of the soils have a neutral pH. Neutral is best for plant uptake of minerals."

Great information. If you want more organic matter, make sure to work in lots of compost.

See you all at the meeting on June 12th at 10am.


1 comment:

kelsworth said...

Hello,
I am just looking for some basic information about this community garden.
Are there plots available for this season or do you have a waiting list for openings. Also, what are the visitation hours.
Thanks,
Kelly