Whereas the PDC yesterday looked at the big picture of landscapes and climate globally, today’s lessons were more down to earth, literally as well as metaphorically.
Although I am already working on creating a closed loop system within my home and garden, whereby I recycle and reuse as much as I can without having to buy in unnecessarily, it’s always good to find out how I might do it differently or better.
I’m not sure if and when I will start making compost tea – it would require the purchase of more equipment and in any case I already have bokashi tea, which is useful for the home as well as garden. At the same time, now I have seen what it entails, this information can be stored for the future. You just never know when it might help you make a connection with something else.
Anyway, the best bit about today was analysing our soil samples. I had taken in some from the herb garden where I built the hugel bed on Friday.
My dad had once told me he thought I had loam but I suspected the soil had clay-like qualities. So, guess what? It would appear I have clay loam.
The sample is now in a water suspension so that I can do some further analysis once the sediment settles. And I’m curious to see what it reveals.
Time for bed now, though. That’s enough thinking for one day.