Wednesday, August 30, 2006


Soil! What IS SOIL? Here's the definition given in my Master Gardener Handbook. It's pretty all encompassing and we know that it's RIGHT! If you visit the link I provided above, you'll see a longer explanation. In either case, soil is critical to the gardening process.

"Soil is formed when rock (parent material) is broken down by climate and vegetation over a period of time. Soil is weathered rock fragments and decaying remains of plants and animals (organic matter). It contains varying amounts of air, water, and micro-organisms. It furnishes mechanical support and nutrients for growing plants."

In other words, if you're a gardener, you need soil!


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