You don’t have to read many gardening books or websites to catch on that mulch is highly recommended for all gardens. But knowing that you ought to mulch your garden and deciding what to mulch it with are two different things. First off, it is important to recognize that everyone’s circumstances are unique. Factors that […]
For whatever reason, finding quality potting soil is very difficult anymore. Several years of use of this brand have yielded satisfactory results.
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What color is your garden soil? Does it make a difference? Yes! Some of the factors that alter the color of soil include: Aeration. Saturation. Mineral content. Degree of weathering. Presence of organic matter and humus. All of these considerations are very important to the health of your garden plants. Dark Brown to Black Soils […]
Vermicomposting is the process of creating compost with earthworms. Finished vermicompost looks like quality soil but is rich in microbes.
The carbon-to-nitrogen (C:N) ratio is often considered to be of utmost importance in composting, particularly hot composting. If the C:N ratio is too high, the compost will break down extremely slowly. If the ratio is too low, the pile can produce a displeasing smell as excess nitrogen escapes into the atmosphere in the form of […]
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Running a farm or ranch is not the only way to cash in on your agricultural interest. These days, there are plenty of fields where a knowledge of agriculture and agricultural sciences can be a plus, and where you will have an opportunity to aid those who have chosen to work the land. Here are […]
Tired of tilling? It’s time to throw in the trowel and let soil microorganisms do the work.
This unique seed-throwing grass plays an important role in rebuilding damaged shortgrass prairie.