Fast and Effective Soil Building Ideas

About a month ago I trimmed our mulberry trees to encourage new growth and extra fruit production. It seemed such a waste to throw the branches in the compost pile so I looked for a suitable place to plant 10” pieces of the branches to grow some new mulberry trees. I found two neglected parts of our garden where I could push the branches into the ground by hand. I was very surprised at how easily the mulberry sticks went into the ground with just hand pressure. This soil was compacted clay subsoil almost as hard as rammed earth two and a half years ago!!!! Now it’s turned into about 12” of topsoil.

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