Soil

Can I use galvanized sheet metal to build raised beds?
Why Soil pH Matters
Clean soil grows healthy plants.
When can the soil be worked for spring planting?
Mulch is the gardener's greatest time saver—just make sure it doesn't monopolize all the nitrogen.
Demand for this essential plant nutrient is rising, yet supplies are finite. Will we run out?
An ancient soil amendment is new again.
Harness the sun’s power to defeat soilborne pests and pathogens.
Choose an organic source of this essential element.
Stop tilling and save the world? Maybe.
For a healthy, well-fed garden, start with a soil test.
Discover how to gauge the texture of your soil.
This unseen underground community is key to the vitality and fruitfulness of our gardens.
A healthy spring garden starts this fall with soil-enriching cover crops!
Mycorrhizal fungi could be the secret ingredient to making the perfect soil.
Make quality potting soil and soil-less mixes at home.
What is pH and how does it affect your plants?
Adding organic matter to soil may be the key to unlocking your garden's full potential.
Nourish your garden with the right fertilizer.
How to meet your soil's nutritional needs so it meets yours.
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