Soil Building With Mulch

With mulch and a little fertilizer, soil building is possible even on bare rock.

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The author displays a gardening implement of his own invention: a plastic jug head attached to a plastic pipe. It's not for soil building but seed planting—stick the end of the pipe in the ground, put your seeds in the jug, and funnel them down.
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