Soil

Find out if your soil is ready for planting.
An ancient soil amendment is new again.
Plant “green manure” this fall, and your garden will be more productive and healthier next season.
Double-digging is hard work. Is the payoff worth it?
Discover how to gauge the texture of your soil.
How to meet your soil's nutritional needs so it meets yours.
Is it okay to use packing peanuts to loosen heavy clay garden soil?
Make sure you get the information you need to build healthy, organic soil.
How can I amend alkaline soil?
Learning the soil's temperature and moisture content is the key to knowing when to sow and grow.
When can the soil be worked for spring planting?
This unseen underground community is key to the vitality and fruitfulness of our gardens.
The best time-saving measure a gardener can take is applying mulch.
Mulch is the gardener's greatest time saver—just make sure it doesn't monopolize all the nitrogen.
Friend or Foe?
Choose an organic source of this essential element.
Stop tilling and save the world? Maybe.
Our guide to common nutrient deficiencies -- and how to fix the problem organically.
Nourish your garden with the right fertilizer.
Adding organic matter to soil may be the key to unlocking your garden's full potential.
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