CBostic wrote:If anybody can give me any other ideas what I can do to add soil life or encourage what little I've got, I'd be very appreciative.
CBostic wrote:in just about 6 weeks at the most my soil has gone from awful to good - at least as far as tilth goes.
CBostic wrote:I should probably try to get as many different sources of compost as possible. I've been using cow manure and bark mulch because they're easy to find and I'm familiar with them and they're probably local. But I think I need to expand my horizons. I know I can get poultry manure and mushroom compost at the local big box stores.
Over the lifetime of these sunflowers, you might look into a guild that will support the figs long-term.
Used coffee grounds from a local shop might be worth looking into,
Paul Cereghino wrote:there are a bunch of sub-tropical nitrogen fixing shrubby things that might suit your situation