the soil with compost
No matter what type of soil you have, it will
benefit from the addition of substantial amounts
of organic matter such as well-rotted farmyard
manure, garden compost, mushroom compost, seaweed,
shoddy (shredded rags), and waste hops from a
Pulverised bark, which has been treated with ammonium
sulphate, so that it does not rob the soil of
nitrogen in the breaking-down process, is often
perfectly good mulching and conditioning substitute
for peat, which is a non-renewable resource.
By adding organic substances such as these you
can improve the structure of the soil and, in
some cases, also provide a certain amount of nutrients.