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Preparing the soil to an organic garden

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« on: January 04, 2018, 03:45:55 pm »

https://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/preparing-the-soil-zmaz85mjzraw

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If a teacher stands before a class and says, "In this school, we cultivate the characters of young men and women," that person is stating his or her intent to nurture, refine, and improve the students' basic natures. These meanings are equally applicable in the garden. The full intention of soil cultivation is to nurture and improve the ground so that crops will grow better. And just as the teacher who cultivates character must know what attributes he or she wants the students to gain, so must the gardener have a clear image of what he or she hopes to achieve by working the soil.

For the organic grower, that image has two central aspects: The soil should be loose, friable, and evenly textured, and the life it contains should be fully encouraged and nurtured.

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I know, there's snow on the ground, its frozen, why talk gardening? Because it's a great time to start thinking about it, imho.
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