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What to do with soil that's got coal in it

Posted: 31/08/2012 at 16:43

grrrr, figrat!  now what do i do with my 25 million seeds! now i have to buy clover! or maybe i could cover the phacelia with straw or bubblewrap? the neighbours would appreciate that!

What to do with soil that's got coal in it

Posted: 31/08/2012 at 16:28

thanks figrat and mmp - i just googled phacelia and it looks quite pretty, so i bought 25,000 seeds for £3.49 (including delivery) from Amazon - wonder if 25,000 was a bit much, but I suppose I could plant it over my entire garden and do the OK soil a favour. thanks again for everyone's help. 

What to do with soil that's got coal in it

Posted: 31/08/2012 at 14:31

Thanks MMP - I was hoping you wouldn't mention clover! Oh well! Thanks for all your great advice. Clover it is.

What to do with soil that's got coal in it

Posted: 31/08/2012 at 12:27

thanks obelixx and steephill. taking everything into consideration i think i'm going to play safe and dig out as much as I can and then fill with new top soil and loads of compost. then i'll plant something ... not sure what ... anyone know something i can grow that actually feeds the soil AND looks vaguely like I'm growing it on purpose?

What to do with soil that's got coal in it

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 21:50

wow! what a brilliant lot you are!  i really appreciate all the helpful advice. 

richardsdrr - I'm impressed with all your research and look forward to hearing anything exciting 

berghill - I'm sorry about your batteries 

yvonne1 - yum!  I'll get stuck in, then!

What to do with soil that's got coal in it

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 18:02

hi MMP - i'm waiting till the builders have gone, then I'll do as you say and dig deep just to really see what's what. thanks for advice.

What to do with soil that's got coal in it

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 17:40

ha my first two responses have totally opposite views! (but thank you for being so quick)

wonder what anyone else has to say?! 

havent seen any cinders yet. just looks like black coal bits but also have found some pinky orange clay, which is weird because my soil type is river basin valley stuff, ie very dark and no clay at all. 

 

What to do with soil that's got coal in it

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 17:15

Hi - just recently had the patio removed and discovered underneath it are wall foundations of an old building, which I think might have been a coal shed at some point because my beautiful soil has lots of tiny bits of coal and coal dust in it. I was intending to grow flowers, fruit tree, raspberries and/or runner beans because it's a lovely sunny spot and my normal soil is fabulous but not sure if it's now contaminated. What shall I do? If I dig it all out and replace with new top soil, to what depth should I dig? Any ideas, anyone? Also, if i have to buy new top soil, are there different sorts and which one should I get. Many thanks.

Japanese knotweed

Posted: 02/08/2012 at 19:57

damn right! excellent point, gardeninggenes. 

Japanese knotweed

Posted: 29/07/2012 at 07:46

talking of tasty things to eat, on my foraging course we ate Lime tree blossom which was seriously wonderful. you can also eat the raw leaves from that daft plant that as kids you chuck at people and it sticks to them (it has little bobbles on it as well?). Ha, ha cloud8!  I like the image of you blasting the lurking triffid and then your learned friend saying it was an orchid! 

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