WPA Iowa Gardening Recipes and Notes Part 3
This week I have been sharing excerpts/stories from an Iowa folder titled Special Studies and Projects, Almanacs, Iowa, Anecdotes/facts/proverbs/recipes Notes, Reports, and Essays found in the archives of the US Library of Congress In its America Eats records. All this is stored under the header of the WPA records. I have produced the content in a paraphrased format when necessary to make them legible and indirect quotes as often as possible. Today’s story about using organic fertilizers in your subsistence garden. This seems apropos for us today because of the increased price one would pay for organic versus conventional produce.
Poultry manure, as soon as collected, should be dried quickly and broken up fine so that it will retain all of its fertilizing qualities. Poultry manure hoed in lima or string beans make an excellent fertilizer. More on growing beans in your garden tomorrow.