I've got 60 bags of leaves in the backyard for mulch that i got by driving around the neighborhood. My neighbors must have thought I was crazy.
I have been considering getting a conductivity meter together with a ph meter if they are not priced out of range. I just finished reading Dan Skow's, Mainline Farming for the 21st Century. Since I will be using natural ingredients that i have, it will be helpful to learn when they and the soil are anionic or cationic, so that i may have a more scientific way of judging why what i did worked or didn't work?
Is fish a good source of both nitrate and ammonia nitrogen? Are there certain factors that control how nitrogen switches around in the soil?
Are there some simple principles related to when to use anionic-anionic fertilizers, anionic-cationic fertilizers, cationic-cationic fertlizers?