soil

Your Organic Garden. Life Goes On Here. Find Out How To Winterize It!

by Polly Composting

Now is the time to get out and winterize your organic garden, as shorter and much cooler days become the norm. Just as you make sure your car is ready for winter this time of year, so should you make sure your garden is ready. How? Start by cleaning up the debris in your garden, […]

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Compost: Food For The Soil

by Polly Composting

Compost is the best food you can give to the soil in your organic garden! Imagine a diet of just plain water. Or, how about a diet of water and tasteless nutritional powder?   Yuck! It would not leave you satisfied, healthy, or full. A diet like that doesn’t work for soil, either. The only […]

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Weeds, PH, And Other Soil Indicators

by Polly Creating Healthy And Balanced Soil

What about Weeds and pH test? Hold on to your hoe!   In your quest to get rid of your garden weeds, you may be erasing some valuable hints about your soil.   And, one of the best-kept secrets in gardening is the inexpensive soil test that is available all over the country for $5 […]

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Soil: The Good And Bad Critters

by Polly Need To Garden & Eat Organically

Your garden soil contains both good and bad critters. Knowing them, you can make smart choices about soil care techniques that make the most sense for you and your organic garden. All soil critters have one thing in common. They are …eating machines. When you meet any of the soil-dwellers shown on this page, squelch […]

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Green Manure, It’s Time To Till The Soil

by Polly Creating Healthy And Balanced Soil

Digging in the dirt can be one of the greatest pleasures of organic gardening. And, to change garden soil from tight clay to soil that sifts through your fingers …add green manure. Gorgeous soil in your garden makes all the difference for superb growth. It replenishes nitrogen in the soil that was used by previous […]

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