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AlohaHoya
Feb 1, 2010 8:00 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Here is the SoilAmendments forum.
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Imagestormyla
Feb 3, 2010 2:01 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Hello Carol! I think that I spend as much time and money trying to improve my soil as I do on buying and tending my plants, so I will be anxious to read your forums.
AlohaHoya
Feb 3, 2010 10:42 AM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Hi stormyla...I just put up a Forum for Improvement Methods...maybe you could post what you have been doing, what kind of soil you HAVE and what kind of soil you WANT!!!
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Imagejeri11
Feb 26, 2010 8:34 AM CST
Name: Jeri Nicholson
City of Central, La.
Hello everyone!!! I just bought some stuff new to me called Soil Syrup. I'm gonna spray it on my beds and then water in good. Sounds too good to be true. But you never know.
"Faith is not about everything turning out OK;
Faith is about being OK no matter how things turn out."
Shadegardener
Feb 26, 2010 9:37 AM CST
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
jeri - What's in soil syrup?
Shadegardener
Feb 26, 2010 9:38 AM CST
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
jeri - What's in soil syrup?
AlohaHoya
Feb 26, 2010 11:39 AM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Fess up, Jeri!!! Hurray!
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Imagejeri11
Feb 26, 2010 2:59 PM CST
Name: Jeri Nicholson
City of Central, La.
Here is a link to it. I used it last year and I believe that it made some difference to my clay soil. This will be my 2nd year so I'm hoping for even better results.

http://www.dripdepot.com/1268

"Faith is not about everything turning out OK;
Faith is about being OK no matter how things turn out."
Imagestormyla
Feb 26, 2010 9:34 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Humic Acid is the main ingredient. A lot of the Dr. Earth products contain it.
Imagejeri11
Feb 26, 2010 10:49 PM CST
Name: Jeri Nicholson
City of Central, La.
Is that good?
"Faith is not about everything turning out OK;
Faith is about being OK no matter how things turn out."
Imagestormyla
Feb 26, 2010 11:35 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Jeri, There have been many things written about the benefits of Humic Acid. Most of what I remember reading was about using it as a fertilizer.
Imagejeri11
Feb 27, 2010 8:29 AM CST
Name: Jeri Nicholson
City of Central, La.
Just Googled it and it looks like some really good stuff and is real easy to apply. The hardest part is getting a hose laid out to water every inch of the bed after that I watered all of the beds thoroughly with just clear water and with in a short time I was able to tell a difference in the soil and plant life.

http://www.naturalenviro.com/Article.php?ArticleSKU=humic-ac...
"Faith is not about everything turning out OK;
Faith is about being OK no matter how things turn out."
AlohaHoya
Feb 27, 2010 10:35 AM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Jeri...I couldn't find a list of ingredients for the product?

Humic Acid is often used as a root stimulant/fertilizer...which is how I use it. I am told it is most effective if foliar fed....
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Imagejeri11
Feb 27, 2010 3:38 PM CST
Name: Jeri Nicholson
City of Central, La.
Carol that may be what occurred but there was a difference in the texture of the soil also.
"Faith is not about everything turning out OK;
Faith is about being OK no matter how things turn out."
Shadegardener
Feb 28, 2010 1:03 PM CST
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Improvement in clay soil? Sign me up. :) Will have to investigate further here.
ImageWormslovUsharon
Feb 28, 2010 9:08 PM CST
Name: Sharon K. Winter
Las Vegas, NV
\"Mother Winter\"
I have had a tree service feed my garden for the last 8 years. Last year I watched them. They showed up with this very large sprayer, the type the private car detailers use. Holds about 100 gallons of wtrr. They showed up in my driveway and filled it with my water. Then I watched therm add a quart of Dr. O, which is the same as Dr. Earth. They had this very large hose and sprayed everything, foliage ground and whatever was in garden. Then they woul mcome to the door with a bill for $600. Not this year. I have the solution, I found where to purchase and the neighbors have gone in on a new sprayer. So we are doing our own thing. 7 houses on our street. It cost us $350 for the sprayer and $80 for the fertilizer. The guys are going to do it so I will try to take photos. This is next weekend and we are talking about Attorney, Cardiologist. President of Lumber Company, Anesthesiologist, Dermatologist, Owner of Advertising, Stock Broker, Retired Realtor and Retired Civil Service and mere Vern & I. How did we end up here. Save your money. Everyonei listed before Vern & I are in their mid 40s. We should start a lottery to see how long it takes for them, to figure out they do not have a clue. But being Ma and Pa of the neighborhood is a blast, They are always taking care of us and being very kind and generous with love. So if we have a problem, we do not need to call 9112. Just call next door. Sorry this is so long but you know me.
If it is not going to affect you five years from now, do not let it get you down.
AlohaHoya
Feb 28, 2010 11:21 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Sounds GREAT!!!! And you can use that sprayer for so many things!!!!!

Have you looked into processesing your kitchen waste (plus your neighbors) with bokashi and then burying it in your clay soil....? Instant Worms!!!!! You could start a community worm project....! Today worms, tomorrow the world!!!
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Imagestormyla
Mar 8, 2010 11:47 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
I was just so happy to be able to get out to the compost pile this weekend. The yard had been under snow for almost six weeks. I had tons of stuffed saved to go out there. Added the flat sodas and aging juices. I even poured milk on it. Big Grin
Shadegardener
Mar 9, 2010 8:15 AM CST
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Glad to hear your snow has melted. Mine is almost all gone except for areas on the north side of the house. It's supposed to start raining today so I'm thinking the lawn is going to get mushy real fast. I should be out clearing the fall leaves from the garden beds but I'm stuck indoors working on a Murphy bed that we're building.

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