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Saturday, September 18, 2021 Pumpking Germany

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A spade, an empty patch and lots of endurance....that´s a combination for a good workout for a couple of days. Decided to do a double-spade treatment of my soil this year. What does that mean? There´s about 1 ft of good topsoil, but underneath there´s only sandy loam, which is running dry pretty fast and doesn´t retain any nutrients and water. Hence, I´m aiming at getting another 1/2 ft of subsoil into reach where I can add some amendments (some bentonite, compost and other goodies). Therefore (as shown in the pic) I dug out a trench...1 spade deep, a 2nd spade deep. Then I started digging another trench to the left...1 spade deep (i.e., green box and arrow: filling the topsoil into the former trench)...2nd spade deep (i.e., red box and arrow: layering the subsoil onto the topsoil-filled former trench). Will have to repeat this procedure for maybe 110 times, it may take about 18 hours for the whole patch to get turned this way.
 



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