Soil PH: What It Means for Your Garden, and How to Monitor It

Sometimes our vegetable plants, backyard trees and shrubs, and even potted flowers can suffer from what appears to be disease or other type of similar affliction, but the real problem can be a PH imbalance in the soil itself. Every plant in the world has its own preferred range of soil acidity, and that acidity…

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What Is Compost and How Is It Made? Part 2

To continue our information about compost, let’s talk more about using un-composted material. Although in time un-composted materials will eventually decompose, adding organic matter directly to the soil without first composting it may have some undesirable effects. For example, if large quantities of un-composted leaves are incorporated into the soil, microbes will compete with plants’…

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