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, 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 appears […]
Biochar is basically charcoal produced with little or no oxygen and a temperature above 660 degrees Fahrenheit.
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The Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner is a season-guided approach to keeping up with the homestead chores in sync with nature.
Those who pursue a different path often meet with skepticism in our society. This is perhaps nowhere quite as true as in the area of agriculture.