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Old 08-21-2012, 01:10 AM
 
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I wouldn't be so broad as to say ANYTHING south of I-80. Many of the southern tier of counties near Missouri have soil that is far less rich than central or northern Iowa areas.
Polk County soil is best! No other brand of county soil comes close!
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:18 AM
 
Location: Indiana
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Polk County soil is best! No other brand of county soil comes close!
and where is Polk county? What cities/ towns?
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:29 AM
 
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and where is Polk county? What cities/ towns?
You'll find Narn, IA there.
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Keosauqua, Iowa
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and where is Polk county? What cities/ towns?
Polk County is Des Moines and the surrounding area. And while he's correct in that central Iowa has some of the best soil in the state, I think he meant it as a slam. Ronnie is a transplant to Des Moines and feels that a lot of the other posters from that area are a little too in love with that city.

If you wanted to buy 160 acres and plant corn and soybeans I'd point you to the east-central part of Iowa. But for a garden plot you will be fine anywhere. Here on the clay knobs of Southeast Iowa I don't even bother putting in a garden anymore because those that do always end up with such a surplus that they tend to give away more than they use. So I can spend my free time fishing, knowing that I will more than likely find a bag of fresh veggies hanging on my doorknob when I get home.
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:38 AM
 
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I wouldn't be so broad as to say ANYTHING south of I-80. Many of the southern tier of counties near Missouri have soil that is far less rich than central or northern Iowa areas.
I was commenting more on the climate as far as being south of I-80. I wasn't very clear about that though.
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