Sunday, August 27, 2006

Corn & Pumpkins

I've started to prepare the area where the corn & pumpkins will be going this summer. Doesn't look to be a big area but both will fit in there nicely together.

Using a pH soil kit I was able to see whether I needed to adjust the soil pH. Pumpkins love a pH of between 6.5 - 7 and corn is between 5.5 -7, my soil was 6.5. Very happy with this reading.

Next weekend I will add a tumbler of compost I have and some blood & bone. This will then be left to break down even further and then later on when the weather has warmed up as well as the soil, in goes the pumpkins and corn.

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