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My Great Soil Experiment

[one_half]Soil Test 1[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Soil test 2[/one_half_last]

I have completed my free Soil Composition Test.  I took a sample from the clay soil of my front garden today, where the roses and the lavender grow and also from the veggie patch which I have been rejuvenating with compost, etc., every season. They both look so very similar. Let’s see what happens once they settle. This should be interesting! I am looking forward to all the results!!

The soil in Philadelphia – up the West Coast of Cape Town,  seems to be one of clay. It is where wheat, oats and canola is grown, and a new crop that the farmers grow for a summer harvest is grapes. Our village is surrounded by these fields.

By Barbara

Country living is the best! Being a true spirit of the earth, my garden is all about vegetables and fruit trees and herbs and chickens roaming free. I was keen to really start gardening when we moved to Philadelphia in 2005, but not your typical suburban-type garden – sterile and bug-free! I wanted an edible garden.

4 replies on “My Great Soil Experiment”

Does anybody feel the need to put a big, bright “DO NOT EAT” sticker on their jars? Some of them look quite appetizing for a little while… kind of chocolatey. 😉

I’ve been looking for a glass jar — thanks for reminding me I have a whole case of canning jars I can use!

Haha, the jar is standing here in my office and so many people have been asking me what it is! Like they thought I was brewing something special in there – so yes, a “do not eat” sticker is probably in order here 🙂

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