Travis Johnson wrote:I sort of do the same thing, I get soil from my forest, then use well composted sheep manure, then add in seaweed (as a makeshift perlite) and then toss everything into my cement mixer and let it churn. That not only mixes the concoction, but also lets me take out any rocks.
It seems to beat any potting soil mix I ever bought.
I'm not sure what a Kast bucket is, but it seems like a good idea to me to mix something in with the forest soil. I imagine your pigs will provide some other nutrients as well.
and mix it with the soil from my kast bucket of maincrop potatoes
Roberto pokachinni wrote:I should have figured that it must have been a typo. Sorry. So you have a good amount of soil in your potato bucket, or is that just something to add to the mix?
I second the great novelty of Travis' cement mixer idea. This would save a lot of work with my hands and shovel, especially if I expand my seedling operation but also with making compost or mixing it with biochar.