Healthy Soil

HEALTHY SOIL: Is probably the single most important factor contributing to the health of all vegetation. If you do nothing else for your garden than to improve its soil it will be time and money well invested. Lets take a look at some of the components that affect soil health. Soil Texture Soil is comprised of different sizes of mineral particles. The relative amounts of … Continue reading Healthy Soil

13 Essential Soil Nutrients For Plant Health

There are 13 mineral nutrients known to be important to a plant’s health. The 3 you will be most familiar with are: Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P) and Potassium (K)They are collectively classified primary macronutrients. (Macronutrients being nutrients that are consumed in larger quantities while micronutrients are those consumed in smaller quantities). These 3 plant nutrients are essential for plant growth, health and for the process of photosynthesis.  Plants use larger … Continue reading 13 Essential Soil Nutrients For Plant Health

Mycorrhizae Fungi -Your Plants Ticket to Good Health

What are Mycorrhizae Fungi? The word Mycorrhizae literally means ‘Fungus Root’ coming from the Greek words ‘mycos’ meaning fungus, and ‘rhiza’ meaning root .  Mycorrhizae are special soil fungi that form a symbiotic relationship with plant roots. In this association both organisms benefit. The fungi attach themselves to the roots and feed on the sugars (carbon) produced by the plant during photosynthesis. In exchange the fungi … Continue reading Mycorrhizae Fungi -Your Plants Ticket to Good Health

SOIL TEXTURE AND SOIL STRUCTURE

Soil Texture Is one of the most important things to know about your soil. Soil is comprised of different sizes of mineral particles. The relative amounts of each of these different sized particles constitute a soils texture. There are 3 main soil textures; sandy, silty or clayey and there are pluses and minuses to each one. Sandy Soils: Have a gritty texture. Their larger particle size … Continue reading SOIL TEXTURE AND SOIL STRUCTURE