Our member Margaret toured a garden in Wells Maine that was fabulous! The plants were in beautiful condition, which the owner attributed to her work with soil. As the saying goes “gardeners build soil first, then plants!”
This is her soil recipe, which she shared.
Wells Corner Garden
Spring Soil Prep
To each wheelbarrow of good quality compost, add:
• 1 ½ gallons alfalfa pellets
• 1-gallon bonemeal
• ½ gallon of commercial 19-19-19 fertilizer
Mix together and spread evenly to depth of 1- 1 1/2 inches. Fork in before planting or use as top dressing on established perennials and shrubs.
If applying to acid-loving plants, mix 50/50 with peat.