Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Fertilizing snow

It is snowing here.

One of the locals tell me this is a good thing, because snow is “le fumier des pauvres” (poor man’s compost) and “full of nitrogen”. I was initially sceptical, but searching the web I’ve found a number of studies that confirm the surprising fertilizing value of snow.

Of course this same man told me in October that we were going to have a mild winter because the skin of his onions was so thin…. I didn’t ask how this fit with the 12” of snow outside.


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