Planting on Rich Ground: Brooding Over Using Organic Soils

Working with plants can be a delight. Take care of them well, and they’ll reward you with their flourishing green beauty. This can promote a relaxing atmosphere in your outdoor living spaces. The greenness of your plants, however, starts with the soil they grow on. Their soil must be rich in nutrients so they grow well and strong.

Finding good soil for your plants can be hard. Your soil may lack nitrogen, phosphorus and some potassium. Using chemical fertilizers can harm your plant and affect the way they develop, due to exposure to harsh substances.

Garden Soil Mixes: A Useful Addition to Topsoil

A garden soil mix can help you make your soil more conducive to planting herbs, vegetables, or flowers. Check the composition of your soil to find out what type of mix suits it best. Consult with friends who know a lot about gardening or soil professionals around your area about the right type of mix to add. This way, you can start on your gardening project with knowledgeable input from experts.

Organic Soil: Is it Really Important?

The topsoil is the richest part of the soil because of the organic matter that decomposed there. The amount of organic matter, however, may not be enough to keep your plants healthy. Apart from that, your earth might have acidity problems that will make it difficult for you to cultivate seeds and encourage their growth.

This is where organic gardening soil comes in handy. It can help you make sure your plants grow well without needing harmful chemicals. You can place this soil in a pot and transfer your seedlings there. You need to be careful in buying organic soil, though. Look for types with a stamp from the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI). Review the ingredient list thoroughly if you cannot find one with an OMRI label. This way, you’ll know if the soil is really organic or not.

Gardening with Care: Can I Mix my Own Organic Soil?

Yes, you can. You can follow available recipes on the Internet to create your own organic soil. There’s no harm in trying commercially produced gardening mixes, though, as long as you’re sure they are indeed organic. Look for growers in your area who can provide you with organically-made potting soil. This way, you can start planting and taking care of your favorite vegetables, flowers, or shrubs.

About the Author

As a psychology professor at a university in Texas. Athrun also teaches at a personality development institute in the same state.