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  • Should I Add Compost to Help Dry Soil?

    Created by Louise O’Neill on

    Last year I added soil amendments to my soil. Turn up soil now and it is dry. Doesn’t look like a good host for my vegetable garden. Should I add organic compost and top soil?

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    E. Vinje

    Louise –

    Add compost. Other amendments will solve particular problems more quickly or completely, but compost is the best all-around soil conditioner available. Just make sure it’s organic and does NOT contain sludge or biosolids.

    Soils with poor structure do need to have organic matter thoroughly incorporated into them. If your soil has too much sand or clay, if it is compacted, or if it lacks organic matter, then by all means dig in. Here’s a couple of links that should help.

    Good luck!

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