Winter radish

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  1. Coppice

    Coppice In Flower

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    I am planting a reclaimed strip-mine. I hope some day to end up with a food island there. Much of the level parts are back-filled with clay sub-soil. Its pretty spare of organic material.

    I am going to try a fall planting of winter radish as a green manure crop. if it works even a little, I'll keep trying it. I need something that can grow into this clay, and leave its mortal remains behind.
     
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    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Any organic material will help your soil. If your county, city has tree trimmings they dump, it might be worth asking about. A friend had several dump trucks of shredded tree trimmings deposited by a tree service on their property for free. It took several years to break down but made a lovely soil on glacier till with time (it was a nature created gravel pit before).
     
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    Coppice In Flower

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    I am sheet composting bark mulch where I have planted saplings. I expect that will need to continue for the rest of my life.

    I will keep on with green manure crops. I think I can speed up geologic speed.
     
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    Winter radish seed went to field in Sptember.
     
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    Wishing you good success with that winter radish.
    How is your project coming along, BTW?
     

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