Thursday, March 17, 2011

Shamrocks and Greensand

Happy St. Patrick's Day, y'all!

Here's Gimli sitting in a patch of crimson clover. He likes to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, even though he's Scottish.
I thought today would be a good day to write about greensand, a soil amendment that we use. Greensand is a rock powder. It's green color is caused by the high levels of glauconite it contains. It is a good source of potassium and trace minerals for plants. We use it in our soil mix for growing transplants. We've also spread it in the garden before.

Greensand is hard to find. Fertrell is one of the only companies that offers it, and there just aren't many Fertrell dealers around. Nourishing Harvest Farm recently started carrying it, so we got our last bag from them.
Here's what it looks like - Green. Sand.

-Tricia Ann

1 comment:

Lenna Marie Candler said...

Awww- cute dog! :)