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Healthy Soil
Gardening Basics

Understanding Soil Elements

Many gardeners do their best to keep their plants healthy and strong. However, one often overlooked aspect of good gardening is healthy soil. The importance of healthy, great soil can’t be ignored. Some people think it’s enough to simply add…

Organic Soil
Gardening Basics

Tips on Improving Your Garden Soil

New gardeners often don’t understand how to make their soil great. They will observe other, more experienced gardeners, getting much better results and can assume it’s because these people simply “have better soil”. No. To get the most of your…

Soil Blocks
DIY

Making Your Own Potting Mix Starter Blocks

Many people love to start their own seeds, often using the ones saved from the previous season. This is a good alternative to buying small plants already growing at the garden centers. Starting your plants from seeds can be fun,…

Spinach Plant
Gardening Basics

Ideal Soil Temperature for Your Plants

Seed planting is fun and rewarding. Not to mention it can be a great educational experience for the whole family. Many beginner gardeners are scared of staring their plants from seed, but the good news is that the process doesn’t…

Organic Soil Mix
Gardening Basics

Understanding Soil Types

Soil is very important for plants. It is the lifeline to supply plants with water and nutrients and it also gives plants an anchor to support themselves and to grow their roots. In order to choose the best soil for…

Improving Soil
Gardening Basics

Improving Your Garden Soil

The soil and land are crucial for successful gardening. The quality of soil vary greatly from area to area, so it’s always important to know the local conditions. Generally speaking, the soil can be divided into 3 categories: claylike, sandy…

Soil Quality
Gardening Basics

How to Improve Soil Quality with Fertilizers

To understand garden soil, it’s important to know that the soil fertility largely depends on the bacterial activity. The greater the bacterial activity, the more fertile soil is. Other elements determining soil fertility are sun, water and food. It’s also…

Compost Dirt
Gardening Basics

Learn About Garden Soil: Amendments

After familiarizing yourself with soil texture and soil structure (and ways to test them), you can learn more about how to amend your soil and improve it. It’s important to understand that soil amendments are not fertilizers, even though some…

Soil Health
Gardening Basics

What Makes a Good Garden Loam?

You will often read about special soil requirements for different plants and gardening needs. Reference is often made to different types of soils, such as “ordinary garden loam”, “good soil”, “good garden loam”, and the like. These terms can be…

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