Vermiculite is a natural mineral (magnesium-aluminum-iron silicate) that is heat-treated until it expands and curls, creating a light, fluffy texture.
14 Compost Safety Tips
How do we reap the benefits of compost while keeping pathogens from contaminating our fruits and vegetables? Here are some suggestions.
Top 10 Soil Resources
No matter how much we learn about the biology, chemistry, and other properties of soil, there is always more to discover. Read on to find out what our readers have been researching.
Pros and Cons of Raw Wool as a Garden Mulch
Before jumping on the wool-mulching bandwagon, it is best to take a look at the pros and cons of mulching with wool. What works well in one situation may not be desirable in another.
Is It Possible to Use Too Much Compost?
You may have heard the adage, "You can't have too much compost." But is it true? A recurring theme in nature is balance. Too much or too little of anything causes problems.
Sulfur in Plants
Sulfur is a rather interesting mineral when it comes to plants. It is essential for growth and photosynthesis.
Potassium in Plants
Potassium ions are found in every living cell, probably because they are necessary to activate enzymes controlling so many crucial processes.
Nitrogen in Plants
Because plants contain so much nitrogen, it is little wonder that they require ample amounts. Without it, plants simply cannot grow.
10 Alternative Livestock Business Ideas
Interested in doing something different with your livestock business? Here are 10 ideas innovative agripreneurs are experimenting with.
What is Biochar?
Biochar is basically charcoal produced with little or no oxygen and a temperature above 660 degrees Fahrenheit.