Category: soil

Soil pH – Southern Organics and Supply

Soil pH – Southern Organics and Supply

by southernorganics

pH is a familiar term. It measures the acidity or alkalinity of a solution. The pH scale runs from 0 to 14, with 7 as the neutral point. The pH decreases from 7 as a solution becomes increasingly acidic. It increases from 7 as the solution becomes increasingly alkaline.

Battery acid is very acidic at a pH of 0.0. Common household vinegar is quite acidic at 2.0. Coffee is…

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Groundings 1 – growing the soil | iSustainabil…

Groundings 1 – growing the soil | iSustainability Project

This year I have been going to ground.  I have been paying attention to soil.  I ask for a lot from my garden, and I can’t keep taking, taking, taking. 

The annual run on the manure pile has begun – …

The annual run on the manure pile has begun – A year on the plot

by lubug88

As exciting as planting all the seedlings is in the spring, so is yanking out all the dying plants at the end of the season. Little else is as satisfying.

However, I say this as someone who did not do a great deal of yanking last year, instead the weeds and old plants were allowed to linger on well into the new year.

This was a mistake. What I did pull out was piled up on what…

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Leaf Mold – The Olalla Gardener

Leaf Mold – The Olalla Gardener

By theolallagardener

It’s always a pleasure to watch the autumn leaves falling from trees and shrubs.  Frequent winds encourage the spectacular circus of color that announces the arrival of cooling temperatures and the beginning of a time of rest for most plants.  After just a few weeks, the red, yellow, and orange leaves that boldly painted our forests and gardens are now laying on the…

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Urban Soil Revival – Garden Prophecy

Urban Soil Revival – Garden Prophecy

By Kendell Welch

Yes, it’s a weird question, but urban soils are typically defined as soils that are created through human activities. Sadly, our degraded urban soils tend to reflect the negligence of city dwellers.

It certainly wasn’t the trees or birds that created the vacant lot next door.

With 2/3 of the worlds population predicted to live in urban centers by 2050, it’s important for…

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Field Trial with Poultry Litter Biochar Versus…

Field Trial with Poultry Litter Biochar Versus Inorganic Phosphorus Application, Florida – Permie Flix

Source: Field Trial with Poultry Litter Biochar Versus Inorganic Phosphorus Application, Florida – Permie Flix

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Leaf compost after a year. – Organic Garden &a…

Leaf compost after a year. – Organic Garden & Insects

….I do not like to till the beds because tilling disturbs microorganisms habitat and networking under the ground.

Prep Your Vegetable Garden For Fall – Weeds to…

Prep Your Vegetable Garden For Fall – Weeds to Wild

By CONNIE AT WEEDS TO WILD

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Welp we did it.  Most of us are pretty much done the gardening season.  Sure we can look forward to cool season crops, but the wild abundance of summer is gone.  For me, in zone 5b New England the cooling nights for sure takes a toll, but in my urban garden surrounded by other folks’ houses it is actually the sunlight I lose first.   The low angle of the sun just…

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The rainy season has come | farmingmum Clearl…

The rainy season has come | farmingmum

Clearly I need to be keeping a closer eye on the 10-day forecast. We got around .11 inch of rain on Saturday.

front of house herb patch 4 Ret – our garden, …

front of house herb patch 4 Ret – our garden, good for our nature

our garden, good for our nature

… creating our eatable – and accessible – sensory garden

Where: Queensland Sub-Tropics
When: beginning of spring
It figures: that I might actually use homegrown herbs more consistently if the herbs are in line of sight and front of house.

front of house herb patch 4 Ret

It’s spring, and the construction of the front of house herb patch in a built up garden bed, is…

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