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The soil at Railway Parade

(…or, why I mulch and compost….)

Robbie over at Palm Rae Urban Potager made a great post about the importance of soils. With the 21st being ‘Save the Soils’ day, I thought I’d share a bit of info about what is under my feet.

To say that my soils are sandy and rocky is an understatement.

What passes for topsoil in much of Australia is in fact nothing more than ancient decomposed rock particles. This describes my yard: the soil is a mix of decomposed Sydney sandstone, Ironstone and a little bit of Granite….I don’t think he needs Rock Dust-WOW..that is one hard garden to work in + I admire him for keeping with it! Amazing-read his story(here)

 

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