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Thank You Very Mulch

Thank You Very Mulch

Have you ever wondered how people grew fruits and vegetables before commercial fertilizers were available? Before World War II there were almost no commercial fertilizers. After the war, there was an over-abundance of ammonia and phosphorus. These were mostly by-products of the industrial boom that began when the world was preparing for war. Once the war was over and people came home, many of the large industrial plants slowed down they didn’t know what to do with these left-over chemical components. So they began selling them to the farmers, and their crops grew like nothing they had seen before. It wasn’t until some years later that the side effects of this type of feeding would begin to be understood.

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Building a Healthier Soil

Building a Healthier Soil

The typical marketing cultures will say sell the sizzle, not the steak. However, I think there comes a time where the sizzle has worn off and we begin to ask the question, “what’s this steak all about?” In this article, I want to explore some of the finer intricacies of what makes up every soil, and what makes a great soil.

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