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Grassland Builds Soil Tilth

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May 16, 2019

Will Bonsall uses pasture plants, including grasses, clover, daisies, goldenrod, asters, ferns and other “weeds,” as mulch and to make compost for his garden. To boost the productivity of his run-out pasture, he limed with wood ashes and added clover seed for nitrogen (through bacteria that associate with clover and fix nitrogen from the atmosphere into forms plants can use). He also found that watering, and spot-mulching with ramial wood chips, boosted pasture productivity. Read more in his article “Grassland Improvement for Gardeners” in the spring issue of The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener.

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