The Importance of Soil Analysis: 5 Reasons (and 13 Methods)

The Importance of Soil Analysis: 5 Reasons (and 13 Methods)

Soil analysis provides answers of public safety to engineers and architects, of history to archaeologists, of science to geologists, and of plant health, crop productivity to farmers and gardeners. Soil analysis is a scientific process to assess soil nutrient level and composition. This is a management tool that allows 1) deciding which crops to plant,…

Plant Nutrition, Deficiency, and Toxicity [and Solutions]

Plant Nutrition, Deficiency, and Toxicity [and Solutions]

It’s a familiar story. Despite all our care and effort, when plants wilt, young leaves turn yellow, and healthy roots blacken and die, we’d like to know why and how to prevent them. Soil enhancement and the right fertilizers can prevent plant malnutrition symptoms such as 1) chlorosis (abnormal coloring), 2) interveinal chlorosis (chlorosis between…

Should You Use Soil Cover For Potted Plants? (and Mistakes To Avoid)

Should You Use Soil Cover For Potted Plants? (and Mistakes To Avoid)

Are you considering using soil cover (also called mulches) for your indoor plants? Perhaps after seeing other gardeners using it outdoors, you wondered if it would be beneficial for your potted plants. Using soil covers, often called mulches, for indoor plants is beneficial by reducing the incidence of diseases, retaining moisture, reducing pests, and even…