Fertilizers, soil testing, and your soil’s pH

Posted by on April 21, 2013

Helen Yoest adding composted leaf mulch

Helen Yoest adding composted leaf mulchFertilizers: Basics
Many think of fertilizers as plant food when in fact it is food for the soil to be available for the plant. Understanding this will help you as a home gardener better comprehend what and how much added nutrients your garden needs.…read more.

Fertilizers: Choices
Many think of fertilizers as plant food when in fact it is food for the soil to be available for the plant. Understanding this will help you as a home gardener better comprehend what and how much added nutrients your garden needs.…read more.

Soil Testing
Soil sampling results are an easy way to decode your soil’s components, or more importantly, what your soil is lacking. It’s not something that is needed annually, every two to three years is fine.…read more.

Soil pH
Soil pH is affected by many environmental factors, such as vegetation type and temperature, but the amount of rainfall (and forest cover) has a major influence. Generally speaking, soil pH will vary depending on the region where you live.…read more.


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  1. […] Soil: Wide range of soil tolerance but prefers moist, sandy, well-drained loams. […]

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