Soil changes from July 2011 to April 2012

18 Jul

Check out how a composite soil test from our raised beds’ soil changed from July 2011 (soon after the soil was placed in the beds) with April 2012 (before we planted this season):

Some of the changes may be due to kids throwing yard soil into the the beds, and some from yard soil that underlies the potting soil placed in the beds; I wonder, though, if any is due to air and rain quality . . . I haven’t taken samples of the soil we put in the new beds this year yet.  Maybe I should do that, and compare to what I get next year . . . because those beds don’t have yard soil underlying the potting soil, and (I think) will have less yard soil thrown in by the kids.


One Response to “Soil changes from July 2011 to April 2012”


  1. Mulch Slide! | Concord Village EarthLab - September 13, 2013

    […] to the run off water that goes into the garden, it must factor in to the heavy metals and other pollutants that end up in our soil.  I would love to see the area between the fence and the parking lot improved to address […]

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