Watch our animated video with an overview of the fascinating world of soil science, and learn how to build healthy soil for a flourishing and abundant garden.
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Our handy Soil Calculator does the math for you. Simply put in the dimensions and depth of your raised bed or planter and the calculator determines how much soil you need. You'll find lots of tips and techniques for growing in raised beds, too.
Learn how to determine your Soil Texture with a simple "mudshake." Find out why soil texture matters, and what you can do to improve less-than-ideal soil. This article is excerpted from Digging into Soil, a Garden Practicum, by KidsGardening.org.
Don't let your plants go hungry! Plants that have the proper amount and type of nutrients are healthier, more productive and more beautiful. This article covers the basics of why and how to fertilize your garden.
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