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post #40 of (permalink) Old 01-28-2013, 11:55 AM
Saxtonhill
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Educational thread!

Also thanks for explaining what mineralizing soil means

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How-To: Mineralized Soil Substrate (MTS), by Aaron Talbot is a good article on how to "mineralize" soil. Mineralizing means converting organic nitrogen compounds to inorganic nitrogen - nitrates. The article explains how to let bacteria do it for you, or you can bake the soil in an oven to accomplish the same thing faster, but with a good possibility of stinking up the whole house.

"Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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