A Gardener's Guide to Recharging Your Soil

| 3/30/2015 3:36:00 PM

James WhiteGood soil builds great gardens. Yet few gardeners are blessed with perfect soil. Conventional gardening practices call for the addition of multiple chemical-based fertilizers to enhance the soil, but organic gardeners who eschew such practices need alternatives. The answer lies in replenishing your soil with organic materials to grow healthier, tastier vegetables.

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All gardeners spend a great deal of time and energy on replenishing their soil, but when you switch to organic gardening practices, the care and feeding of your soil is more important than ever.

What Is Soil?

Soil consists of many layers of pulverized rock, decomposing leaves and other organic materials. But surprisingly enough, it also contains air and water. Soil is comprised of 45 percent minerals, 30 percent air, 20 to 30 percent water and 5 percent organic materials.

4/2/2015 3:53:15 PM

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