How To Improve Your Garden Soil Without A Compost Heap

improve garden soil without a compost heap {easy ways to recycle kitchen waste directly in your soil}

Mason Jar Soil Test Determining what type of soil you have in your garden can be done with a glass jar with a lid, some water, and a sample of your soil. When soil particles separate you can see a mixture of the main soil types: sand, silt and clay.

Our biggest issue is getting our garden soil happy. Learn how to classify the type of soil in your yard, what soil amendments to use, proper soil maintenance and gardening tips.

Simple at home test to see if soil is acidic or alkaline with vinegar, baking soda & water. 1) Place a 1/2 cup of dirt into a small container & sprinkle vinegar on it. If it fizzes, the soil is alkaline. 2) If it didn't fizz... scoop a fresh soil sample into a new container. Add 1/2 cup of water, mix, add 1/2 cup of baking soda. If it bubbles or fizzes it is 'highly' acidic. 3) Adjust soil w/ wood ash or lime, if it's too acidic. Amend your soil w/ sulfur or pine needles, if it's too…

Simple at home test to see if soil is acidic or alkaline with vinegar, baking soda & water. 1) Place a 1/2 cup of dirt into a small container & sprinkle vinegar on it. If it fizzes, the soil is alkaline. 2) If it didn't fizz... scoop a fresh soil sample into a new container. Add 1/2 cup of water, mix, add 1/2 cup of baking soda. If it bubbles or fizzes it is 'highly' acidic. 3) Adjust soil w/ wood ash or lime, if it's too acidic. Amend your soil w/ sulfur or pine needles, if it's too…

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Use vinegar & baking soda to test your soil. #gardentip #garden #soil

Use vinegar & baking soda to test your soil. #gardentip #garden #soil

Instead of using commercial fertilizers and plant food, why not use some scraps from your kitchen that would otherwise end up in the ...

Instead of using commercial fertilizers and plant food, why not use some scraps from your kitchen that would otherwise end up in the ...

Ask anyone who has a lush garden "what's your secret", and they'll likely tell you that it's all about the soil. Soil is a living, dynamic ecosystem.

Easy At Home Soil Test. Here's a guide to testing your garden's soil, at home for free. It's a low tech method to see if you have either highly acidic, or extremely alkaline soil. Most plants thrive in a soil with a neutral (or near neutral) pH.

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