There are two main ways to approach winter soil improvement: the mulch method and the cover crop method.
Plants with the ability to resist compaction and its associated problems, for garden, orchard, lawn, field, and pasture.
Because plants contain so much nitrogen, it is little wonder that they require ample amounts. Without it, plants simply cannot grow.
The primary goal of organic no-till is essentially the same as that of conventional no-till—to protect soil from erosion.
Aluminum toxicity in corn; note how the two center rows appear pale and stunted relative to the row on the right. Photo courtesy of USDA ARS. Most people probably don't think of aluminum as a key nutrient for field, garden, or orchard crops, and indeed scientists don't consider it essential for plant growth. Nevertheless, it … Continue reading Aluminum in Plants
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An easy-to-use way to choose the right cover crop for your unique growing conditions!
Kansas growers will have to make some adjustments, but "Cover Crops for Vegetable Growers" is still a highly recommended resource.
Preventing and dealing with hardpan doesn't have to be complicated.
Fruits, vegetables, herbs, ornamental plants—it's all here, along with a diverse array of natural gardening tips and techniques.