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For a great pick me up for poor soil, spread a three inch layer of compost over the planting area. For each 100 square feet of soil, apply 20 pounds of cottonseed meal and one half cup of processed seaweed. Add soil sulfur.
Till the amendments into the soil to a depth of six to 12 inches and water thoroughly. Allow the soil to rest three to four weeks before planting.
In subsequent years, to refresh the soil again, reduce the cottonseed meal by half and omit the sulfur, unless it is needed to adjust the soil's pH.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|