Improving Your Soil by Stu Campbell

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Improving Your Soil

Create fertile, productive soil, anywhere! Improving your soil both increases the yield of your garden and makes it easier to tend.

In this introductory guide, you'll learn several techniques to improve the soil.

See how to determine whether your garden soil is sandy, clay, or loam. Identify the right time to work your soil and discover how take a soil sample. Learn how to improve difficult soils, such as soggy, sandy, compacted, or shallow soils and the use of soil amendments.

Table of Contents

  • Where Soil Comes From
  • What's in Soil
  • Loam, Sand, Silt or Clay?
  • Soil Life
  • Earthworms
  • Drainage: Managing Air and Water in the Soil
  • Cultivation
  • Soil Testing
  • Balancing Acidity and Alkalinity (pH)
  • Nutrient Balance
  • When to Improve Your Soil
  • Soil Amendments
  • Improving Difficult Soils 

From the soil to the seed to the food you eat - we'll help you grow your best garden!

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