Akiva Silver wrote:Dan, did you notice any nitrogen deficiency with using the decomposed wood or did it seem fine?
I've often thought of using the stuff I find inside hollowed out trees.
Robert Jordan wrote:Dan, you said you had a problem distinguishing your sown seeds from unwanted volunteers.
This is why gardeners love sowing in ROWS. Your stuff grows in straight lines and in unwanted seeds grow everywhere! Follow the lines!!
Colin McGee wrote:Someone mentioned sterilizing soil in the microwave or boiling it. Doesn't that leach out all the nutrients?
for structure, aeration and water retention. I presume this is because regular garden soil will go dense and anaerobic over a couple of weeks. Is that correct first of all?
Or if not are there ways of amending my garden soil with things that are commonly found in Gardens as in things I don't need to go and buy, such as maybe saw dust? If I makes my screened composts with 50% sawdust, Will that work? Or is the sawdust maybe a platform for excessive fungal growth that is bad for the seeds?
And last question, is there any truth to the myth sterile seed mix? Four example are there specific types of seeds that require this, clearly it doesn't apply to a lots of seeds as I have never used sterile mix before. However there have been types of seeds that I have always had trouble with. Two examples I can think of our parsnips and parsley.
brian haitz wrote:Thanks a lot for that explanation hans,– that Clarified a lot of things for me. I understand that sharp sand is something quite different from beach sand, Which is the one I have available here for free. Will beach sand clog and go dense? Or Will it do the job just not as well as sharp sand.
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