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If your garden has heavy clay soil, you may find that it is hard to work with, especially when gardening. Learn how to change the texture of the clay and improve water drainage.
Improving sandy or clay soil may take time and labor, but it is at least less brain-taxing than working out how much garden lime it takes to "sweeten" an acid bed or how much bone meal you'll need to correct a phosphorus deficiency.
WHEN TO PLANT. Beets are a hardy vegetable and can be planted one full month before your last frost date or as soon as you are able to work the soil
Sandy soil may involve a lot of work. Follow these tips on gardening in sandy soil and know the types of plants that go with sandy soil.
Tips and ideas for high-yield, raised bed vegetable gardening. Raised beds improve drainage, use space more efficiently and increase crop yields.
By Charlie Nardozzi, The Editors of the National Gardening Association . Organic matter is the key to amending less-than perfect garden soil. To fix mucky clay or sandy sand soil, add plenty of organic matter.
Guide to successful gardening in shady areas with trees, flowers, shrubs and groundcovers.
Poor soil grows poor plants. Unless you drew the lucky card and have a garden full of black gold, you'll need to know how to improve soil. Improving garden soil is an ongoing process as the plants leach nutrients, leaving the soil inadequate for their needs.
This easy tutorial explains how to grow cannabis indoors from seed to harvest. Learn how to take care of your plants with step-by-step instructions!
It may just be "dirt" to us, but soil is home to your plants. When it comes to flower gardening and growing vegetables too, good bed preparation is the key to success.
"A new book from Steve Solomon is reason for excitement in itself. With The Intelligent Gardener, he has re-thought one of the most basic aspects of gardening - basic soil chemistry - and generously supplied us with sensible, practical methods to increase the nutrient density of the food we grow.
A nice, thick lawn requires healthy soil as its base, but it's difficult to make changes to the soil once grass has been established. Most gardening recommendations include "working" organic matter into the soil through digging or tilling prior to planting, but this can't be done once the grass has grown.
Hello, I have been searching for a solution to gardening in clay soil since last year when I moved to Arlington, Texas. Almost everything says to add sand to amend the clay.
Clay soil could be a growing and gardening challenge. Here's some tips on how to prepare clay soil before planting.
Overview Our brief overview will go over why mulch is so important to plant and soil health, how to properly mulch in the summer as opposed to the winter, some problems to avoid, and how to deal with weeding and mulching.
Learn about foraging for wild edible plants including wild berries. Wild berries consist of identifiable favorites like blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, cranberries and less familiar varieties such as elderberries, chokecherries, bunchberries, wintergreen and snowberries.
An online collection of Earth affirming writings by Al Fritsch
Healthy garden soil is the basis of healthy plants and a healthy environment. When the soil is in good shape there is less need for fertilizers or pesticides.
Ken asks, "What is the best grass to plant in sandy soil that will withstand drought?"Sandy soil increases the effects of drought by draining water rapidly.
If you live in a sandy area, you know that it can be difficult to grow plants in sand. Soil amendments can help improve sandy soil so that you can grow more plants in your garden.
How to Adjust Soil pH. Finding the right soil pH is important for the health of your plants. A proper pH determines how efficiently the plants absorb nutrients. In order to adjust your soil's pH, you first need to determine what changes to...
Because of that we (by we I mean myself and Jacek Kobus) decided to check how good coal mixed with horse manure is in improving properties of the sandy soil.
Unleash the power of your soil with mykos natural root promoter. Mycorrhizae have been shown to increase the availability of nutrients and moisture required for plant growth, while improving soil structure.
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