Understanding soil texture can seem like a big science project. This couldn’t be farther from the truth though. Determining soil texture is very simple and I’ve broken it down step-by-step for you in this soil texture guide. Don’t be intimidated by the soil texture triangle. Instead, learn how to determine soil texture at home so […]
Soil isn’t always ideal, but that doesn’t have to keep you from growing incredible organic gardens. Sometimes, we have to amend the soil to make it more suitable for the plants we really want and need to grow. Other times, you can find the perfect plant for the perfect spot.
For beginner gardeners, garden soil terminology can be confusing. What’s the difference between dirt, soil, and loam? And what’s an amendment anyway?
Does your soil turn rock hard and crack in the summer heat? Or perhaps it is composed of hard clods of dirt that are almost impossible to break, or is a sandy dust that easily blows away? If so, you probably have a case of damaged soil. You are not alone in this problem, as […]