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Fix My Soil Step #2: Lay the Foundation

Fix My Soil Step #2: Lay the Foundation

By Jon Frank

Buildings that stand the test of time all have a similar start: a strong foundation. Most business startups are not profitable for several years. Why? They are building their foundations. A whole life insurance policy starts off with zero accumulated capital, but over time it can amass a small fortune in cash value.

What do these three scenarios have in common? In order to get back you first have to pay up front. Historical wisdom bears this out:

Fix My Soil Step #1: Start Where You Are

Fix My Soil Step #1: Start Where You Are

In a sequence of 7 articles I want to layout the premise of Fix My Soil and will highlight the important steps along the way.

But first we must address the end goal. A healthy soil will automatically have an abundant harvest with superior flavor, nutrition, and health impact. A truly healthy soil will raise vegetables of such quality that people will be astounded.

Soil Testing - A Strong Foundation

Soil Testing - A Strong Foundation

Soil Testing - A Strong Foundation

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We’ve been told that soil testing builds a strong foundation. I agree. But in many cases, we haven’t been told what is actually being built on the foundation.

Just like a foundation could be used to support a road, a house, or a warehouse, soil testing could be used for many different outcomes. This includes high yields, an economical program, or even a bare bones fertility program just trying to get a crop at the least cost.