Activities on the Effects of Organic Amendments on Soil Microbial Biomass?

Answer Soil biomass is the total weight of living organisms in a portion of soil. An array of small life forms make up the biomass, including one-celled bacteria, algae, fungi, protozoa; more complex nema... Read More »

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How to Test Microbial Soil?

"Soil quality cannot be measured directly, so we evaluate indicators," according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service. Indicators provide information about... Read More »

How to Buy Soil Amendments?

Soil amendments are substances that you add to soil to make it more beneficial for growing plants. Unlike mulch, which only sits on the surface, soil amendments are thoroughly mixed into the existi... Read More »

What bagged soil amendments would be best for potatoes?

Straight compost is probably best, especially if you use a grow bag or grow box. Add sulfur to the mix, though, if your water source if off the Edwards aquifer. The pH of Edwards is ~9.0, which w... Read More »

Do plants grow best in organic soil or fertilized soil?

On One Hand: The Benefits of Commercial FertilizersWhen we want to give a few nutrients to our plants, commercial fertilizers often come to mind. Commercial fertilizers give an instant and powerful... Read More »