Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Perks of using Organic Soil


The sustainability of soil occurs in its natural formation in a series of layers that starts at the surface down to the bedrocks. The exposure of soil to its atmospheric elements aid in breaking down organic material. This includes: bacteria, fungi, algae, and insects that provide recycling activity to enable mineral and nutrients from decaying material and returned to the soil. To improve the overall health and longetivity of soil, good soil structures need to be protected by replacing disruptive layers, renewal of surface layers by supplying organic material such as compost and manure. Using organic material will improve the water and  nutrient holding ability of the soil. Organic material in the soil consists of good insects, microbes, worms, and fungi. Living creatures will churn dirt into richer soil, eat the bad creatures, and fungi can form a symbiotic relationship with the plant's roots. In result, the soil itself would self-renew and maintanance would less occur. Keep in mind that organic fertilizers do not yield fast results as it does with synthetic ingredients. The compost or other organic material are slow releasing and produce at a slow, steady rate.The longetivity outcome is that the soil grows with microbial life along with a lot of time spent gardening.
There are ways in which to keep your garden organic by the following:
- add compost before fertilizer
-use organic lawn and vegetable fertilizers
- reuse compose waste, especially kitchen waste
- compost tea
- organic weeds and feeds
- organic potting soil
- organic flower and bulb fertilizer (kelp meal, bone meal, alfalfa meal)
- nitrogen-rich orgnanic fertilizer



Source: http://www.goorganicgardening.com/garden-maintenance/organic-versus-conventional-gardening-fertilizer

Created by: Kim Carpio

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