Blog List Category: Soil

Are Fungal to Bacterial Ratios (F:B Ratio) Important for Plant Growth?

It has been known for some time that the ratio of fungi to bacteria varies in different types of soil and in different plant…

Will Gypsum Improve Clay Soil?

People struggle with clay soil and try all kinds of quick fixes including gypsum which is regularly touted as as a clay…

Wood Chip Mulch Myths

The use of wood chips for mulch is very popular but there are also many myths about it. Will it rob nitrogen from the soil?…

10 Easy Soil Testing Methods For Measuring Soil Health

Have you ever wondered how healthy your soil is? There are three ways to get a handle on this question. Grow lots of…

Soil Borne Diseases – Does Soil Make Gardeners Sick?

A few times a year I’ll see a meme float through social media telling gardeners they can die from soil borne diseases…

Humic Substances Like Humic Acid – Are They Good For the Garden?

Humic Substances like humic acid are being promoted as important organic material that should be added to gardens to improve…
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