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Fix My Soil Step #3: Supply Full-Spectrum Nutrition

Fix My Soil Step #3: Supply Full-Spectrum Nutrition

By Jon Frank

One of the colossal failures of modern agriculture is farming with partial and incomplete nutrition. Unfortunately, this is happening with almost all farming systems.

Most everybody is familiar with how commercial agriculture farms primarily with soluble forms of nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium. They may add a little sulfur, a few trace minerals and occasionally use some limestone. This will get a crop—just not a healthy crop. This is classic partial and incomplete nutrition.

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:

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.

Fix My Soil Step #1: Start Where You Are

Fix My Soil Step #1: Start Where You Are

By Jon Frank

 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.