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Thread: I ought to be digging ...

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    GYOMalcolm is offline Germinator
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    Default I ought to be digging ...

    ... but I've got a frozen shoulder, which means I have time to think about the garden while it goes to ruin / looks after itself.

    My dear and I have patch in Berkshire on chalk with clay pans, with house and trees in the wrong places, but hey, it just means I have to think more. Right now I'm thinking about soil regeneration, even building up a new soil on top of the bad bits. So I'm into stuff like biochar and terra preta, bokashi and hügelkultur. Amazed at what previous generations knew and we've forgotten or ignored.
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    Hello Malcolm & welcome to the vine, check out "Back To Eden" gardening.
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    Hello again Malcolm and welcome.

    I can see you're into the bokashi. I bokashi my kitchen waste as well, adding the fermented matter to the compost.

    As the bokashi juice is acidic do you think that it would be a good feed to maintain the acidity of a blueberry bed or would the pH level out and sulfur is still needed?

    I usually dilute it quite a bit for other plants but was thinking that blueberries /cranberries would be able to take a stronger mix. I'm just building a blueberry bed and wondered if anyone had used the juice to maintain an ericaceous bed (who better to ask than someone growing on chalk )

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    Hello again Malcolm. Thanks for coming over to Introduce yourself
    Maybe you should turn to No-dig gardening with your Frozen shoulder. Your soil will thank you for it!
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    Welcome Malcolm. You definitely are into Bokashi, I think you've managed to find every thread!
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    Biochar is GYOMalcolm's topic of the day, Vix! You probably don't remember when Carbon Gold were posting aka advertising here. I think most of us lost interest in it then
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    Hello Malcolm and welcome to the Vine. Maybe a lot less Bokashi and a bit more random growing methods as I would like to know more about your growing etc.
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