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Old 02-08-11, 06:12 PM
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last year i put a lot of grass on my garden for the soil.well the grass had weed killer on it and my garden was very very poor at its best.what can i do to get it shape for the spring planting. by the way its a veggie garden.( help.) thanks in advance .andy
Old 02-09-11, 03:57 AM
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Rather than putting "grass" on your garden plot each year, spread clover or buckwheat, etc. All will provide much needed nitrogen fixation in the soil for next season's planting. Grass is very difficult to get rid of, and basically all you are looking for is something to hold the soil together over the winter. You get both by using a legume. Now, your best bet would be to take a few soil samples to your County Extension Service and have it tested. Tell them what you will be using the plot for and they will recommend the proper nutrients for it. My bet is you are lime deficient. Sweetening up the soil will help, but get the sample results first. Good luck with it, and THANKS for reminding me of what I have to do this next weekend.....plow and prepare.
Old 02-09-11, 05:45 AM
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Soil sample and testing is always recommended, but you sure won't hurt anything by adding some compost and tilling it in in the meantime. Not just manure, but real compost that has cooked for a while. Depending on where you are, many citys and counties have it for sale cheap by the truckload.

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