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Victory garden poster. 1918

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Victory garden poster. 1939

War garden poster. 1919

Victory garden poster. 1943

Victory garden poster. 1918

MIXING MEL’S MIX – REAL TIME

How to make Mel’s soil mix.  Find it here.

 

Compressed Peat Moss and Mel’s Mix

The peat moss I get here is compress and comes in a 3.8 cu. ft. bag. If your peat moss is compressed, you will need to break it up some how. If you don’t, you will be using way more peat than you need for Mel’s Mix.  At 30 bucks per bag, it pays to take a little extra time to break and sift it. Anyhow, here’s how I deal with it.
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Have a simple sifter made out of some heavy wire mess and is framed with 2×2’s. I lay it on the wheelbarrow, put on the gloves and go for it. When those lumps are broken up and sifted, there is over twice the amount of peat that you see in the picture.

Rock dust builds soil fertility

John and friend explain the importance of adding rock dust to your soil.  Watch the video here.

 

Victory garden poster. WWI

Victory garden poster. 1918

Victory garden poster. 1917

Victory garden poster. 1919