Instead of using commercial fertilizers and plant food, why not use some scraps from your kitchen that would otherwise end up in the trash or compost bin to amend and improve your garden soil naturally? Inexpensive and easy, these are my favorite ways to get my garden ready for spring planting. Eggshells, banana peels, Epsom salts, coffee grounds. Find out more at http://www.fresheggsdaily.com/2016/06/7-ways-to-improve-your-garden-soil.html

use some scraps from your kitchen to amend and improve your garden soil naturally. Inexpensive and easy - Eggshells, banana peels, Epsom salts, coffee grounds.

Mason Jar Soil Test  |  Determining what type of soil you have in your garden can be done with a glass jar with a lid, some water, and a sample of your soil. When soil particles separate you can see a mixture of the main soil types: sand, silt and clay. A well balanced soil (also called Loam) will have an almost even balance between the three particles. If your soil has more clay or more sand you can help your plants by learning the best watering and treatment methods for your particular…

Mason Jar Soil Test Determining what type of soil you have in your garden can be done with a glass jar with a lid, some water, and a sample of your soil. When soil particles separate you can see a mixture of the main soil types: sand, silt and clay.

Mulch Much? | The Benefits of Gardening with Mulch | Fix.com

The Benefits of Gardening with Mulch

The Benefits of Mulch by fix: Adding mulch to your garden can have a direct influence on yield. Mulching protects your soil from direct sunlight, moderates temperature, and retains moisture.

Mulch Much? | The Benefits of Gardening with Mulch | Fix.com

The Benefits of Gardening with Mulch

The Benefits of Mulch by fix: Adding mulch to your garden can have a direct influence on yield. Mulching protects your soil from direct sunlight, moderates temperature, and retains moisture.

Spoil Your Garden Rotten With Homemade Compost [Infographic]

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Composting for Beginners

Composting Basics

Composting Basics for the Beginner - Composting Tips- Going to need this since my last compost pile was a bust.

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"Confused by the seemingly endless list of mulching options. Do mulch the right way with this infographic. I have water damage in my guest room because of mulch.

how to do a simple soil test to see if your soil is alkaline or acidic for the type of plant you want to grow.

You can test your own soil! Take two separate cups and add your soil sample to each. In one add vinegar and the other add some water, stir and add baking soda. If nothing at all happens your soil is some what PH balanced.

Learn to garden in a way that builds soil for healthy, nutrient-dense produce!

Building Soil Is The Big Secret To Great Gardens

There& one thing that can make a world of difference in your gardening success, the quality of your soil. Building soil will make you a better gardener.

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