Soil Fungus, Your Crew!
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Feed your fungi. Really. Many stores specializing in products for organic gardening and sustainable agriculture sell mycorrhizal spores, which is a fungus that helps soil release its nutrients more easily. Mycorrhiza needs to be fed in order to reproduce and survive the winter. Use a hose-end sprayer, and fill it halfway with gooey, blackstrap molasses. If you can find the sulphured kind, so much the better. Fill the rest of the sprayer with flat beer, and spray the solution over your garden beds. The sugar in the molasses feeds the existing fungi and beneficial bacteria in the soil, and the yeasts and enzymes in the beer add more.
You’ll literally make your soil come alive, and that will help your garden thrive next year.