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.

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  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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