Abundant Earth

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One of many onion fields in Pine Island, part of the black dirt region of New York State.

In response to Jen H’s Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth. Thank you Jen for the challenge!

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5 thoughts on “Abundant Earth

  1. I gather that soil is very rich? The town where I was born/raised here in Australia, has rich soil, a result of volcanic activities lots of years ago. You can grow pretty much anything there.

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    1. The black dirt is very rich. Until the 1800s the whole area was boggy and much covered with water. A lot had decomposed to make the “drowned lands,” as they were once called, fertile. In the 1800s farmers dug trenches to drain the soil and the area has been farmed ever since. The soft soil is good for growing all crops (and sod too), but root crops can grow particularly easily because there are very few stones.

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