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Q.New garden in freshly cleared wooded area

Anonymous added on October 15, 2014 | Answered

How do I start a garden in a freshly cleared wooded area. It will be flowers and herbs and I will have a vegetable garden in the pasture and it will be a new plot also. Will I need lime to reduce the wood acid? Any help will be appreciated.

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Answered on October 16, 2014

I would start out by getting the soil tested (https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/testing-soil.htm). This will tell you where the soil stands and if it does need to be treated for acidity or other problems. If it is acidic, this article will help you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/lower-acid-soil.htm

I would also take the time to add rotted manure and compost, as much as you can. When starting a garden, you only get one chance at the beginning to make the soil the best it can be.

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