mom. Organic Gardening. January 24th , 2018.
Organic Soil is the key factor in organic gardening that could determine the success of your organic vegetables growing. Other factors are important too, like correct method of planting, good quality seeds, and proper maintenance. But nothing can boost plants growth like good old Organic Soil. If your soil is sub par, your plants have only little chance to thrive.So before you spend any money to buy seeds, fertilizers, etc. or any other attempts, check for your soil first.
What is Organic Soil?
It's not dirt; it’s a mix of decayed organic matters, pH, oxygen, water, and microorganisms that together, they allow plants to reach their maximum growth potential. If you are new to organic gardening, these terms might get you confused, so let's take a close look at each of the terms:
What is pH?
pH is a scale used to specify the acidity or alkalinity of your soil. Sometimes it's substance is said to produce 'sour' or 'sweet' soil. A good estimation of ideal pH figure for your soil is 6.5 to 7.0 but that’s not a fixed number. Certain plants could thrive in soil with higher pH, others in lower pH. But, the majority of plants wont grow well being planted in soil with too high or too low pH level.
How to find pH of soil?
Go to hardware stores to buy pH testers; they will cost you $5 to $15. Use organic additives to bring the soil into the ideal pH range (would be stated on the seeds packet).
Minerals, Amendments, Decayed Matter
Humus, worm castings, compost, and oxygen add organic nutrients to the soil that’s essential for plants’ growth. Without any them, you can say goodbye to your organic plants. In this modern era, people can easily get stressed. Organic gardening could be an ideal medium to lift some of the pressure. Imagine, as you arrive at your home feel tired after doing some hardworking, you are being welcomed with flourishing organic plants and flowers that you tend carefully. That moment you will feel to get rewarded to have organic garden at your home. But that will only happen if you have good quality organic soil for your organic garden.
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