Experienced growers know that a beautiful, sustainable garden starts with living, healthy soil. Most plants thrive in well-drained, slightly acidic, soils that are rich in organic matter. The challenge, however, is that most of the world’s soils do not exist this way and they must be balanced, or amended, to provide the conditions necessary for robust plant growth. Click on the information and news below to learn about soil health and what can be done to improve it.
Testing garden soil for pH and nutrients helps guarantee your growing success.
Companion planting, interplanting, and healthy soil tricks that keep pests away from your vegetables.
Planting green manures to manage weeds eliminates the need for risky herbicides.
Protecting garden soil and starting vegetable seed outdoors in the dead of winter.
We love mulch, but why not fill empty space with something green and living?
Protect, nourish garden soil by growing organic, winter cover crops.
Our most widely used herbicide is draining the life from the earth.