A Budget-Friendly Guide to Organic Fertilizer and Soil Amendments

Budget and time contraints can limit our choices when it comes to organic fertilizer and soil amendments. Feed your garden the nutrients it needs with these low-cost options.

Hairy vetch, with its beautiful flowers, is a green manure legume that can deliver, or “fix,” 60 to 120 pounds of nitrogen per acre when sown in recommended densities. This is just one of the many legumes grown to be tilled into soil to add both nitrogen and organic matter.
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