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Old 05-17-2020, 07:05 AM
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I have always tried to grow all organic manure/leaf/grass/stick compost, field cutting scrap and loam combo.

The nutrients I use are blood, kelp, rock phosphate, gypsum, green sand and if needed, fish emulsion for diagnosis. I dig holes, mix and plant. Getting up in age, it's starting to get the best of me, this spot hole conditioning process.

So do you use chems, turn in new compost every year, side dress, spot mix, foliar feed or other?
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Our big, getting smaller garden is a "dig~n~plant", yes even bean and corn plants......

6 inches oar' sew' of oak leafs replenished every fall. Miracle Grow......

Pests are nuked with the standard nasty ole chemz....
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Our big, getting smaller garden is a "dig~n~plant", yes even bean and corn plants......

6 inches oar' sew' of oak leafs replenished every fall. Miracle Grow......

Pests are nuked with the standard nasty ole chemz....
Man, I love corn but the ECB tore it up so bad round here last year, I've decided to skip a year. Anyone have a plan for corn borers that isn't chem based? I might be persuaded to put in a few rows.
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I have mostly gone to scattering chemical fertilizer on top, as it is lighter and easy to apply. Unless, of course, I have to get rid of wood ash of clean out the coop for my backyard chickens: I scatter that as best I can and then walk away to let rain soak it in
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Man, I love corn but the ECB tore it up so bad round here last year, I've decided to skip a year. Anyone have a plan for corn borers that isn't chem based? I might be persuaded to put in a few rows.
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I compost a mixture of manure, leaves, grass clippings and non meat kitchen scraps. I add small amounts of lime and ashes from the wood stove.
All the plant containers have that mixture only, no soil.
I also till in a good amount of it into the main garden.
I don't use any chemical fertilizers.
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New compost 1x/year.
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I use leaves gathered in the fall to mulch the 16 raised beds and leave them there to decompose as they will. With limited amounts of compost, I use it along with egg shells, a pinch of lime and a good pinch of 10-10-10 or 5-10-15 to amend each planting hole. Miracle Grow after the fact. It all seems to work just fine.
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I compost and use manure ,I also gather any organics I can get my hands on ,,,grass clippings ,leaves or most anything that I can add to the soil to improve it

I tend to make big moves in different spots each year ,,,I pile it on one plot so its good for several years ,some of my garden areas I raised the soil level several inches in one shot by adding composted horse manure
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I mix compost, worm castings,peat moss and blood meal in to soil, then I spot feed with bone meal when they flowers come in.
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