You may be surprised to know that chlorine is an important nutrient in plants. It plays a key role in splitting water to produce oxygen.
The primary goal of organic no-till is essentially the same as that of conventional no-till—to protect soil from erosion.
Plants depend on calcium to properly grow, photosynthesize, absorb nutrients, and resist stress.
To say that boron is important to plants would be the height of understatement. To put it more plainly, plants simply would not exist without boron. The reason boron is so crucial to plant health is that it is involved in ion exchange and the movement of other nutrients across cell membranes. Without boron, plantsContinue reading “Boron in Plants”
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 appears to have an important role in keeping pathogens in check. In particular, we know that aluminum helps prevent late blight in potatoes, and it appearsContinue reading “Aluminum in Plants”
The good news is that there are simple steps you can take to avoid introducing and spreading plant diseases in your garden.
In The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer, Joel Salatin draws a sharp contrast between conventional farming and the alternative path.
The pros, cons, and best application for popular mulches, organic and inorganic.
For whatever reason, finding quality potting soil is very difficult anymore. Several years of use of this brand have yielded satisfactory results.
A step-by-step guide to keeping blackberry plants strong, healthy, and productive.