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about potting soil

Potting Soil FAQ

Q&A on Potting Soil

What is potting soil?
Answer: Potting soil is a medium used to grow plants in containers or pots. It is a lightweight, porous material made up of a combination of organic and inorganic components such as peat moss, sand, perlite, and other ingredients. The purpose of potting soil is to provide a suitable environment for root growth and to retain moisture and nutrients for the plants.

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organic gardening

Organic Gardening FAQ

Questions and answers on organic gardening

  1. What are the Benefits of Organic Gardening?

Organic gardening provides a number of benefits. First, it reduces the amount of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, and other harmful chemicals entering the environment, creating a safer and healthier environment for plants, animals, and humans. Second, it helps preserve biodiversity, as organic gardening relies on natural solutions to pest and disease problems, rather than blanket chemical applications. Third, it can help reduce water … Read the rest

all about zones

Growing/Hardiness Zone FAQ

  1. What are USDA Hardiness Zones?

USDA Hardiness Zones are a way of categorizing different growing regions according to average minimum temperatures. The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map was created in 1960 and is divided into 13 different zones, each one representing a 10 degree Fahrenheit range. This is helpful for gardeners in figuring out what plants are best suited for their climate and which ones to avoid.

  1. How do I determine my USDA Hardiness Zone?
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llant lavender answers

Planting Lavender FAQ

Growing Lavender in Your Garden

  1. What type of soil is best for growing lavender?

The best soil for growing lavender is well-draining, sandy soil with a pH between 6.5 and 8.5. The soil should also be low in nitrogen and high in phosphorus and potassium. A soil test can be performed to determine the exact nutrient levels in the soil. Additionally, adding a layer of mulch or gravel to the top of the soil can … Read the rest

compost faq

Composting FAQ

All you want to know about composting

  • What is compost? Compost is decomposed organic matter that is used as a soil amendment. Compost is made from a variety of organic materials such as food scraps, leaves, grass clippings, and other yard waste. It is a natural process of breaking down organic matter into a nutrient-rich fertilizer. Compost is a great way to reduce kitchen scraps and yard debris while adding valuable nutrients to your garden.
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