Many times we think that the only way to build good soil is by going out and buying some gardening soil, manure, or compost. If the concept of homesteading involves being self-sufficient then buying soil goes against that. If you are looking to save money on your homestead and looking to be more self sufficient then this video might be of interest.
Here are just a few tips:
- Compost Tea
- Having your own compost bin
- Letting your chickens turn your compost
- Manure from your live stock – Rabbits, goats, cow
- Using Seaweed as mulch
- Seaweed as a liquid fertilizer