Re: [gardeners] Who's out there?

Allen Merten (
Sat, 29 Jan 2000 19:04:20 -0600

Hi Martha,
    Since you have "sugar sand" the best improvement you could do would be
to add lots of organic material. Compost made of local material is what I
would recommend. Some commercial composts may contain materials that could
change the pH of the soil in your raised beds.
    There is a conservation group that is asking people not to buy peat and
sphagnum moss because the commercial harvest of them is destroying the peat
beds and causing other environmental problems.
    I can't remember the name of the group. If anyone is familiar with this
group, please let the list know. I had no idea that the harvest of peat was
causing problems until I read the article in a post to the now defunct
Wildgardens list. I don't use peat or sphagnum moss any way.
    Bastrop Co., SE Central Tx.
    Wildscape #1071
    Zone 8