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Chalky soils


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Alkaline soils are widely distributed allover the world, and many of these will be derived form chalk or limestone and are commonly referred to as chalky. . Chalky soils are often shallow, stony and free-draining, and added organic matter can decompose rapidly, making them difficult to keep fertile. Poor growth...
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Plants For Gardening With Salt Water Soil


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Found predominantly along sea coasts or tidal rivers and estuaries, salty soils occur when sodium builds up in the soil. In most areas where rainfall is above 20 inches per year, salt accumulation is rare because the sodium is quickly leached from the soil. However, even in some...
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Organic Pesticides


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Keeping ourselves and our children safe from toxic chemicals is a no brainer, but not all products on the market are as safe as they purport to be. Organic pesticides are a safer alternative to chemical formulas, but even these need to be used with caution. What are...
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Changing the color of your hydrangeas


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Hydrangeas are amazing flowering plants in that, unlike most other plants, the color of their flowers can change dramatically. It would be nice if one could change the color of hydrangeas as easily . But for most of us, it is not easy. The people who have the...
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What Makes Soil Alkaline – Plants And Tips For Fixing Alkaline Soil


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Just like the human body can be alkaline or acidic, so can soil. The pH of soil is a measurement of its alkalinity or acidity and ranges from 0 to 14 with 7 being neutral. Before you begin growing anything, it is good to know where your soil...
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Soilless Potting Mix


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Even with the healthiest of soils, dirt is still prone to carrying harmful bacteria and fungi. Soilless growing mediums, on the other hand, are usually cleaner and considered sterile, making them more popular with container gardeners. What is a Soilless Mix? Gardening with soilless potting mix does not...
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