Wanting to improve my soil...best, fastest, cheapest?
I am an organic grower and have passively created compost every year, but really this year, I am looking at the end product and it really doesn't look like I would want. It is not like 'black gold'. It is not teaming with worms or moist or dark and crumbly. It has sat there for 2 years and I am starting to wonder if it is even valuable at all.
I also am wondering if it is worth it to me to attempt to compost. No one at our house has the back to turn compost, so if this is what passive methods produce, maybe I should be purchasing compost?
I have a fair amount of shrub and perennial borders and a small vegetable garden. Can someone suggest what the best way to improve my soil as quickly as I can without it breaking the bank? I was thinking of buying a pick up truck of organic compost and spreading it this fall, is that the best route?
Someone has recommended a local town compost that they claim is very healthy and alive. But they make it from grass and yard waste collected in the town and of course there has to be chemicals and pesticides and who knows what else going into it. I am organic and want to get the purest product I can if I am going to be buying.