Finally I found one that works! If you want an accurate measurement of your soil PH, and the NPK levels without sending in multiple samples to a lab then you will want to get the LaMotte garden soil test kit.
If you’re going to grow a great organic vegetable garden you first have to grow good soil and to grow good soil compost is going to play a huge part on your homestead. For a lot of folks some of the most difficult parts of composting are overcoming the undesirable things, one of which is collecting food scraps in their kitchen.
There are three main ways you can improve the soil in a garden bed, You can use organic mulches to cover the bed, work in soil amendments or you can grow cover crops. All of these methods work well and each have their advantages but cover cropping garden beds seems to be the one people consider the least because they know the least about it. So let’s dive in and take a look at this great method for improving your soil.
The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 83 – May 21, 2018 – Planting Trees and Shrubs In Less Than Ideal Soil.
Question For Today’s Podcast Episode:
Alexandra Asks – What is the best way to prepare the soil for planting trees and shrubs, on property that has hard compacted grey soil, with no nice top soil, only enough for grass to barely penetrate. How long would you take before hand to prep your tree spot?
On today’s podcast episode I will be giving my thoughts on some questions from you, the listeners. I will be answering questions today on getting started raising pigs on a small scale, setting up raised bed gardens with a focus on the soil and what makes a person a homesteader.