Vegetable Garden Peat Free Compost

Vegetable Garden Peat Free Compost

Most brands of multi-purpose compost sell material that has as much as 70 to 100% peat. This fact is quite alarming considering that even small amounts of peat lay long-lasting environmental effects on the environment. Unless the packaging specifically mentions “peat-free”, expect your compost package to have high volumes of peat in it. Why should …

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How To Mulch The Soil

How To Mulch The Soil

Mulches bring a host of benefits for the plants. They lower evaporation to retain water for the roots, keep the soil cool in summers, and suppress weeds. Organic mulches also improve the soil structure, drainage and nutrient levels as the organic material decomposes and seeps into the soil layers. Continue reading, and you’ll learn how …

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Everything There Is To Know About Acidic Soil

Everything There Is To Know About Acidic Soil

Soil is the key factor in deciding your garden’s fate. The right soil will promote a healthy, thriving garden that brings loads of delicious harvests, while poor soil can have the opposite effect. Another thing to keep in mind is the soil preference of different plants. The right soil for one species might not be …

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7 Herbs That Grow In Clay Soil

Herbs That Grow In Clay Soil

While herbs grow well in poor soil, hard clay isn’t the best choice for most varieties. This is because though herbs will grow well even if the soil is deficient in ingredients, good drainage is important. Clay soil doesn’t drain well and retains water for a long time. Rosemary, in particular, dies easily with “wet …

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What Is The Best Soil For Growing Blueberries?

Soil For Growing Blueberries

A thriving blueberry bush starts with good soil. What is the best soil for growing blueberries? Unless you start with the optimal conditions, you can’t expect a healthy bush, loaded with berries, in the next few years. Continue reading, and you’ll learn all about the soil requirements of your blueberry bush and tips on preparing …

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