Archive for June, 2010


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I just created this site to talk about something I make and sell, called The Soil Sifter, which comes in several different models.  You can buy it by using the first link under Blogroll on the right.  But I don’t just make and sell Soil Sifters.  I’m also an enthusiastic user!  After all, I built my first one because I needed it to get the rocks and roots out of my home garden. I’m still working on that, since most of the garden areas around my house were filled with Colorado river rocks that the previous owners purchased and installed twenty years ago.  Every inch of the property had rocks up to a foot deep that had to be removed.  Today I’m still finding areas that need to be cleared before I can plant anything that doesn’t thrive in rocky soil.

This week I cleared an area about four feet by four feet, resulting in a wheelbarrow filled with sifted soil, six flower pots filled with rocks and another one full of rocks and twigs. I planted marigolds and begonias, then used an earlier version of my soil sifter (with 1/2″ screen instead of 1/4″ screen) to wash the dirt off the rocks, and then laid them down as a decorative border around the garden area. Couldn’t have done it without my Soil Sifter.  More photos to come!

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