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by Lillia
12 Jan 2012, 17:01
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: Bad Soil
Replies: 15
Views: 1564

Re: Bad Soil

Hello Lillia, The pine needles will make the ground acidic, so clear them away. At our last house I cleared a load of rubble from under a thin layer of soil in the garden. Even so the soil was very light and nothing much would grow. I dug the soil down about a foot and sieved out the worst of the s...
by Lillia
12 Jan 2012, 16:55
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Bread Experts.
Replies: 17
Views: 2540

Re: Bread Experts.

When you dissolve your yeast, add a spoon of honey. This encourages activation in the yeast.
by Lillia
12 Jan 2012, 16:22
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: Saving everything to re-use!
Replies: 9
Views: 1323

Re: Saving everything to re-use!

I use envelopes that come through the mail to write my lists on. I use old clothing to make rag rugs. We shop at the charity shops. Our curtains are made from sheets and duvet covers. I mend what I can. Make my own bread, and hit up Asda for the mark downs on food, at the end of the day. We don't sp...
by Lillia
12 Jan 2012, 16:03
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: Bad Soil
Replies: 15
Views: 1564

Re: Bad Soil

Ditto Steve, Clay, sand, gravel, wet, dry etc Dom 27 yes. LOL I guess I just never had so much trouble growing food before. Since this home, I feel I've lost my touch. The soil looks perfectly fine, apart from rocks. Can I feed it in an inexpensive and organic way? I'm guessing it's just lacking nu...
by Lillia
12 Jan 2012, 15:58
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: Bad Soil
Replies: 15
Views: 1564

Re: Bad Soil

When you say bad.... why? Is it contaminated, pure rock, too acid/alkali? Don't know where you live but some stables give horse manure away. It was very rocky. They built the house and garden over the garages and contents inside. Just leveled everything and built. I remove debri when I find it and ...
by Lillia
12 Jan 2012, 15:18
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: Bad Soil
Replies: 15
Views: 1564

Bad Soil

We have very bad soil. It seems not much will grow. We have planted many seeds in the past 2 years but nothing grows well. We can't afford new dirt or to have manure delivered and I need some advice on naturally feeding the soil. Any tips appreciated. Thanks