Plants can only obtain their nutrients from the soil in which they live in. Therefore the soil that the plant has fixed itself to becomes a source of its food and crucial to its performance and survival.
A basic, good soil is one that is rich in both organic matter and has a balanced and abundance of soil life, including fungi, worms, bacteria, nematodes, micro-anthropods, protozoa and others.
Soil health has benefits to plants and humans. The discovery of the benefits of a healthy soil and maintaining the balance of health in soil are becoming more and more important to horticulturalists. We rely on the soil that feeds us and it is imperative that we have an understanding of how it thrives, survives - from the structural to the microbial level - and produces the food that we need.
With spring edging ever closer, it’s time to start thinking about the possibilities of outdoor gardening activities.
In order to get the most out of spring time gardening, it’s a good idea to start from main nurturing source for plants and the basis of all good plant growth – the soil.