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Organic soil for a raised bed
Hello! I prefer organic produce as much as possible, but it’s just too expensive to buy. Recently I have acquired my first organic heirloom seeds, and since the local gardening season is about to start, I’m preparing the old family vegetable garden.
Problem is, the garden soil is not organic: we raised rabbits on the soil and we didn’t feed them organic food, so though the ground is rich with nutrients, I’m afraid I can’t use it for my seeds. So I decided to build raised garden beds. And I needed soil to fill it up with.
My last few plants were grown in a rich soil I found near a river beside our house. It has all the qualities of a good soil, but we live downstream from a farmer who goes bizarre with his GM fertilizers and the excess seems to have seeped into the local soil.
Everywhere else on our plot, the soil is rock-hard clay, and I’ve looked at countless methods for making soil, but all the required stuff that isn’t available in my country and I can’t import something like that. My whole country is anti-organic and gardeners around here barely have an option.
I don’t want to ruin the seeds’ organic certification. Does anyone know how to return soil to an organic state? Or where I can dig up good soil that is most likely organic?
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