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Choose the Right Soil Amendments for Your Gardening Needs from Soil Building Systems, Inc.

Soil amendments are one of the most important aspects to maintain the garden in a healthy and worry-free state. They help in improving the fertility and texture of the soil. 296 more words

Baron Ablon

Tips from Mark Burton: Soil Conditioners

Here in Southwest Virginia, thick and compact clay soil dominates yards and gardens. Clay soil, while amendable to many native species of plants, can give gardeners and landscapers trouble when it comes to adding new plantings. 429 more words

Applying a Boost

May 23, 2017

Today, the horses and I applied soil amendments to the corn ground. We got chased off by the weather on the day we planted. 358 more words

Small Farming

Composting - Part 4: Supercharging Your Compost with Biochar

Activating Your Biochar

This is part four of my series on composting. As all aspects covered so far are vital, so too is today’s topic. You’ve probably never heard of the material called biochar but it’s basically charcoal or burned wood. 362 more words

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Composting - Part 1: Different Ways to Compost

While there are different ways to make compost, I personally have tried a variety of ways, which includes using a composter and adding a special mixture to it to speed up decomposition both store bought and homemade. 924 more words

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The Evolution of a Gardener and the Truth about Parsnips

I’ve been gardening for several years with a lot of success.  I’ve read hundreds of books on gardening and thousands of blog postings. I’m even a certified master gardener volunteer. 788 more words

Fertilizer 101

Ever wondered why sometimes your plants are big and green but don’t blossom or fruit like in the picture. How about why your plants don’t grow as big as they were advertised or maybe every year they come back smaller and smaller. 593 more words

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