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Comments On - Building Super Soil


Both Eliot Coleman and Joel Salatin discuss ways to build soil. Salatin (of Polyface Farms) talks about "grass farming," a way of rotating animals across a field to build the soil, hence quality of grass. That can be adapted even to backyards. Coleman (several books on organic farming) talks about farming practices that build soil over 7 years or so, to produce highly nutritious, disease-resistant crops with minimum weed problems.
Terry, Plymouth, VT
Posted: 1/10/2014 2:16:07 PM
I've always wondered how accurate those DIY soil testing kits are.
Dante, Hyde Park, MA
Posted: 6/8/2013 12:50:49 PM
I had to go back and check to see if there was a page missing. I didn't see any discussion of how to determine what sort of amendments are proper for building soil and in what circumstances. The article seemed incomplete to me. Maybe I didn't get all of it, but it looks like I did.
Sidney, Colorado Springs, CO
Posted: 8/28/2012 9:37:57 PM

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