Improving Clay Soil Around Growing Vegetables ClayMend is ideal for using in vegetable gardens whether it is applied before being planted or whether there are plants already growing. It consists of naturally occurring organic acids, microbes some nitrogen and sulfur…Details
An open soil is one that has small air holes in it where air, water and fertilizer can easily reach the root system and the root system can develop easily. This open structure makes the soil easier to work and friendlier to plants. It is said that the ideal soil is loam, a mixture of clay, sand and silt. The variety of sizes of these soil particles is… Continue readingDetails
First we need to understand a little about clay soil. Clay is formed from ultra fine rock particles that have eroded over time. These particles crystallize, draw together and strongly bond in stacked layers. Some clay particles can be so small… Continue readingDetails
We all want nutrient rich open porous soil when we start our gardening in the spring. Fall is an excellent time to start preparing for a spectacular spring garden.
When your fall harvest has been completed it is time to take the remaining plant material and turn it into the soil where it can breakdown… Continue reading
The expectation of poor fertilizer efficiency often results in excessive application rates.
Yet excessive application rates can contribute to poor fertilizer efficiency. The practice is wasteful and may result in environmental hazards such as salt build up and leaching of nitrates into ground water. The practice often ends up… Continue reading
In many gardens and lawns, clay soils pose a difficult challenge in which to grow. Plants and lawns will still grow but it is important to know how to fix a heavy clay soil for the garden and lawn to flourish. The organic matter that is in clay is so small, that water often can not permeate a layer of clay. Consequently clay soil drainage is slow… Continue readingDetails
Anyone who has worked with clay soil knows it can be difficult to work with and just as difficult to achieve healthy plant growth. Finding a long term solution has been elusive. There are a number of popular amendments and practices to try and amend and improve the productivity of clay soil. Continue readingDetails