a rainstorm. With our lesson learned we had the son over for a "holiday" to dig deep into the water collection pit and insert rocks and a liner and a pipe.
|when you are tired of digging....|
|are you sure there is candy down here|
Meanwhile the only book I've managed to read this Spring and Summer is Improving Your Soil by Keith Read. I was given it to review months ago and have been using it as my reference ever since.
Now I'm passing the book on to our Farmer's Institute so here is the review.
I truly, truly believe everything you need to know about soil is in this book. It goes from the basics of soil testing to scientific things like soil chemistry, bacterium species and ions right through to practical advice on drainage, pest control and fertilisers. Mr Read is a soil scientist; my brain is not designed for chemistry and physics. He won me over with sensible suggestions like listen to what your plants are telling you and look at the big picture. Those two pieces of advice have made me observe more, think more and consequently make effective decisions.
So why am I passing along such a useful book? There is more information in this book than I'll ever want or use. If the soil is the basis of your livelihood then it could be the best resource you'll ever have.