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What Makes Good Soil?

Mar 27, 2022

Soil. Dirt. Mud. It is food for plants! Just like your body needs certain nutrients and conditions to thrive, so do plants. Here are some of the things that make soil great for growing a garden…

PERFECT AMOUNT OF NUTRIENTS

Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, and Sulfur exist in a delicate balance in good soil to help feed the plants we grow.

WATER LEVELS

When it rains too much, plants can’t drink it quickly enough. So the soil much have an efficient way to drain the excess water. Good soil can hold onto the right amount of water and let the rest drain away.

LIVING THINGS

Soil is a living home from not only plants but also other organisms. Bacteria, fungi, algae, earthworms, slugs, and more add vital organic matter to the soil. They help make all of the nutrients more accessible to your plants.

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