Monthly Archives: June 2022

Soil is the fertile ground where plants grow as well as is a key component in the growth of many food products. Soil contains living organisms called “microbes,” which help plants break down dead plants and other plant matter and turn them into food. Soil is a finite resource. We have paved over large parts of our country in recent decades, and the soil underneath is now contaminated with heavy metals and other toxins. This damage not only threatens our surface drinking water sources, but the soil itself can also become unstable. In places with hard, rocky soil, like Colorado, we can still grow vegetables, but the produce is lower. Check the pH level of your soil first  Soil is one of the most crucial factors for successful gardening. Poorly drained, acidic soil can kill your vegetables, particularly delicate crops like tomatoes, corn, and peppers. Many gardeners add lime or…

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