Geoff McCabe

Test of our Homemade Soil

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We found that much of the farm has very little topsoil, and what’s there has its nutrition easily depleted.

Drainage and easy root penetration are also probably problems.

So, we have been making our own soil from scratch using readily available organic materials such as grass and manure.

A potting soil salesman brought over his best soil, made with a lot of shredded coconut husks, and we put ours and his to a test with some yellow eggplant seeds.

The photo above shows the result, with our own soil clearly outperforming the competition.

We will document how you can replicate our soil-making success.