Category Archives: Soil

Why is my soil so compacted?

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Hopefully, the ground in your yard has thawed by now (regrets to those who still have frozen ground!). So why is it that when you try to push your shovel into the…

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Plant Nutrition. Some is Good. More is worse.

Introduction When it comes to nutrients, plants can be like Goldilocks.  For healthy growth and reproduction, nutrient levels have to be just right.  Plants can suffer from both  nutrient deficiencies and nutrient toxicity.  Each species of plants has its own … Continue reading

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How Some Animals Can Help Compost

Good scavengers for the backyard composting include pigeons, rabbits and chickens. Continue reading

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What is Compost?

According to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, compost is “a mixture that consists largely of decayed organic matter and is used for fertilizing and conditioning land.” Simply put, compost is what is left behind by organisms that eat dead things. Biologists call these … Continue reading

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Summary of My Training and Experience Regarding Compost

My introduction to compost was a gift from my Dad.  As a farm boy and soil scientist, he had an avid interest in compost long before it became trendy.  Some of my earliest memories were of him turning and tending … Continue reading

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Peace, Love and Soil – Composting improves soil, gardens, moods, and relationships.

Peace, Love and Soil – Composting improves soil, gardens, moods, and relationships. Continue reading

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