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How Do You Know If Your Garden Soil Needs More Nutrients? The Top 4 Signs

It’s not always easy to tell if your garden soil is healthy. Whether you’re a new gardener or a seasoned veteran working in a new patch of soil, you may be wondering if your garden soil has enough nutrients – or if it needs some compost or chemical fertilizer to help improve its nutritional composition. So in this blog, we’ll look at the top 4 signs that your garden soil may need a little bit of extra TLC to reach its full potential. Look At Your Plants Your plants are the best indicator of your level of garden soil nutrients. Look out for: Yellowed plants, which can indicate nitrogen deficiencies Purple or dark-green plants with “burnt” leaves, which can indicate...

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Organic Vs. Non-Organic Soil

If you’re planning on growing potted plants, you may be considering what type of soil to choose for your project. Wondering what the difference is between organic soil and non-organic soil? In this blog from The Soil King, we’ll explain everything that you need to know, and help you decide what’s better for you. What Is Organic Soil? Organic soil usually refers to any soil that’s made from a variety of different natural, organic matter like compost, manure, worm castings, bat guano, and other such materials obtained from animals and vegetation. Usually, organic soil does not contain any chemicals or pesticides, but there is no USDA regulation for how soils are labeled. As long as the soil contains only natural,...

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How To Prep Soil For A Vegetable Garden

Looking to prepare a patch of soil for a vegetable garden for the first time? Here’s a quick, step-by-step guide from The Soil King that will help you prepare your soil properly. Let’s get started! 1. Know Your Soil Type First, you should know your soil type. Different regions have different soil types, and some are better for gardens than others. Clay soils have very small, dense particles and are good for holding in nutrients, but drain extremely slowly Sandy soils are the opposite of clay, with larger particles that drain water easily, but can have trouble holding onto nutrients Silty soils have extremely fine particles that are too tightly packed to allow drainage or air circulation The ideal soil...

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Do I Need To Add Nutrients To Garden Soil? Top Tips For Your Garden

It’s almost gardening season again, which means it’s time to make use of your “green thumb,” and start planting vegetables, flowers, herbs, and more for the spring and summer. But whether you’re a veteran gardener or just trying your hand at gardening for the first time, you may be wondering if you need to take any steps to ensure your soil is ready for planting. Do you need to add nutrients to garden soil? Find out in this guide from The Soil King. A Layer Of Mulch Is Enough If Your Soil Is Already In Good Shape Organic mulch is a great option for adding more nutrients to your garden soil. If you’ve planted in your soil before and had...

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5 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Growing Tomatoes In Containers

If you’re going to be growing tomatoes in containers this spring and summer, you’ll definitely want to avoid these 5 common mistakes to ensure your tomatoes grow to be healthy, beautiful, and delicious. Read on, and learn everything you need to know! 1. Growing Tomatoes In Pots That Are Too Small First, make sure that you choose containers that are large enough for your tomatoes. They need plenty of room to spread out their roots and grow, unlike herbs and some other plants. Larger pots also can hold more soil and water, which ensures proper growth for your tomatoes. When in doubt, always choose a bigger pot or planter! 2. Over-Watering (Or Under-Watering) Your Tomatoes You don’t want to give...

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