Soil Health

Life Begins in the Soil

Life Begins in the Soil

From Chapter 1 of “Home Grown Food” by Milo Shammas Growing healthy food begins with natural soil where healthy plants get their vitality. Analyze your soil and amend it with organic materials to suit the plants you want to harvest….

Get to Know Your Soil

Get to Know Your Soil

From Chapter 3 of “Healthy Garden Healthy You” by Milo Shammas If you pause to contemplate your garden or the plant life around you, you may wonder: • What makes plants so large? • What makes them healthy? • What…

Soil Microbes (Probiotics)

Soil Microbes (Probiotics)

From Chapter 5 of “Healthy Garden Healthy You” by Milo Shammas Soil is alive! In the beginning there was life, and life was in the soil. Understanding the life in the soil is as important for a gardener as digging in the…

Mycorrhizae: The Good Fungus

Mycorrhizae: The Good Fungus

From Chapter 6 of “Healthy Garden Healthy You” by Milo Shammas Imagine a giant underground network, a transportation system, complex by nature yet simple in concept. In the network, all established plants grow in harmony together, sharing nutrients with each other,…

Soil Structure

Soil Structure

From Chapter 8 of “Healthy Garden Healthy You” by Milo Shammas To the naked eye, soils look pretty much the same except sandy desert soils or tropical rain forest soils. Yet a gardener needs to know the soil’s unseen composition. Correct analysis of…

Understanding Soil pH

Understanding Soil pH

From Chapter 9 of “Healthy Garden Healthy You” by Milo Shammas Proper pH gets results Basic requirements for a successful garden are highly visible, such as sunlight, water, and organic amendments. Unfortunately, you cannot see pH. It is a hidden abstraction buried…

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