Soil Carbon – An Overview
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by Mark
1w ago
Some of the most famous fertile farm lands in the world are the black soils of the Canadian prairies, Terra Preta in South America and the farm land of Ukraine.  The carbon in the soil is what makes it black. Carbon is a basic building block of all life on earth. How Does Carbon Get In The Soil? The first way carbon gets in the soil is by plants putting it there.  Plants make sugar through photosynthesis.  This sugar contains carbon.  The plants exude some of the sugar through their roots to feed microbes in the soil around the roots.  Carbon is a product of the microb ..read more
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Soil Biology – Microbes Help You Grow Healthy Plants (And Have Other Benefits)
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by Mark
1w ago
Microbes help you grow healthy plants by transferring minerals and carbon dioxide to the plant.  They also do a number of other great things in the soil.  Read on. Nutrients Are In The Soil Most of the minerals feeding your plant come from the soil.  A plant uses a lot of calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and sodium.  These are called macro minerals.  It also uses small amounts of other elements such as copper, manganese, molybdenum, zinc, iron, silica, and dozens more.  These are called trace minerals.  You can recognize these from the periodic table ..read more
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How Can We Measure the Health of Our Soil?
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by Mark
2M ago
In this post I will teach you a few ways that you can measure the health of your soil. Some of those ways are measuring the soil directly.  We can also measure soil health indirectly by testing the plants growing in the soil.  Healthy soil will grow healthy plants. Note: When testing, write down your readings and observations in a notebook. Compare notes to previous test dates and years. Try to test at the same spots in your garden, site or field. Test between 10am and 2pm Learn why here. These are the tools we use to measure soil health: Penetrometer (from Back To Your Roots) Spa ..read more
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What Makes Soil Healthy? The ABC’s of Soil Health
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by Katie
2M ago
In this post, we will give you the big picture of what soil needs to be healthy and grow nutritious plants and animals – The ABC’s of Soil Health.  Whether you grow plants in pots on your balcony or farm thousands of acres commercially, applying these principles can significantly improve your soil.  The ABC’s of soil health are: A- Air B- Biology C- Carbon We first learned these foundational principles from Back To Your Roots.  They are helping home gardeners and farmers across Canada to restore health to their soil very quickly.  Their work is based on the research of Dr ..read more
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5th test
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by MAdmin79
3M ago
Here we’re testing blog stuff ..read more
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Here we have our fourth post. Let’s see how this blogs arranges itself ..read more
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here we have a new post on march 20. lets see how that goes ..read more
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4M ago
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