Blog List Category: Soil

Perlite Myths – Should It Be Used in Gardens and Potted Plants?

Perlite is used a lot in horticulture and can be found in many soilless mixes. There are concerns about fluoride and aluminum…

Buying Soil Probiotics (Microbes) – Are They Beneficial, Effective or Nonsense?

The market is being flooded by new products offering all kinds of soil microbes. Many companies call them…

Soil Moisture Meters – Do They Work – Should You Use Them?

I see soil moisture meters for sale all over the place and now there are numerous brands listed on Amazon. A lot of people…

Effective Microorganisms vs Beneficial Microorganisms – Should You Use Them in the Garden?

There is a lot of talk these days about Effective Microorganisms and Beneficial Microorganisms and at times the terms are…

Selecting the Best Potting Soil and Potting Mix

While creating some videos about potting soil (links below) I reviewed a lot of commercial products, looking at both…

Is Soil an Antidepressant – Does it Make You Feel Good?

The meme pictured below has been making the rounds on social media and it gets quick acceptance by readers. As gardeners we…
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