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Monday, March 11, 2024 Richmond Dave Richmond, BC, Canada

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After the longest holiday of my life, I'm back from Europe and the 1st thing I did was take a soil sample this morning. Actually 14 years of retirement has been one big long holiday lol !!! Because I wasn't able to sow a rye cover crop last fall I decided to keep the patches weed free. The white spots you see on the soil is a combination of crushed oyster shells and PerLite. The oyster shells are applied in the fall to allow them to break down over winter. About 25 lbs per 1000 sq ft. The other white specs you see is Perlite. I've been adding it every year since 2016 at a rate of approximately 7 x 4 cu ft bags per 1000 sq ft. My soil is a clay loam.

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