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The SFG Journey-bed prep-layering

Post  has55 on 1/17/2015, 3:09 am

I know it's off the beaten path, but I couldn't help myself. Since the worms have taken off in the beds. I thought I would also feed them from the top without turning the soil, but allow them to assist me with enriching the soil. this is a type of sheet composting I used to use when I was an organic farmer in the 90's. Instead of using it in the fields, I'm applying the same technique to the SFG beds.  

so I added layer of leaves, cotton meal, alfalfa pellets, dry molasses, sol-po-mag, aged horse manure and coffee grounds from Starbuck. I going to empty the valve boxes( there no worm in it) and use it as my seedling soil prep and transplant bedding in the BTE wood mulch. this way I save some money.

First , I pulled the BTE wood mulch off the top layer. I found the much of the wood mulch had decomposed. I was very surprise.

add the coffee grounds to get the brew going:beer chug:

the coffee grounds had a lot of clumps. so I broke it down with my hands, then spread it out.

a touch/spoonful  of cotton seed meal-makes the medicine go down:bounce:


Alalfa pellets-some more protein and green type compost-activator

closer image of the alfalfa pellets

aged horse manure

dry molasses -this is the worm and microorganism candy for being so good to me:cheers:rock on

mulched leaves

all top in ingredient mixed together. I did not disturbed the soil below this mixture.

BTE wood mulch place back on, but since it has decomposed quite a bit. I will add 2 inches of mulch later. not today.


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