Great gardening starts at the source: the soil. Permaculturists, biologists, and farmers have argued for decades that soil is the key to a successful garden and farm. Healthy soil promotes strong roots, a hearty supply of microbes, and all of the nutrients your plants need to thrive. Soil is just as important as water and sunlight is to a plants growth and health.
Composting is another aspect of gardening that serves a few purposes. It provides a needed additive to your soil’s composition and its a sustainable alternative to tossing out your food and garden scraps. A healthy soil with an addition of nutrient-rich compost can make the difference between a less than spectacular garden harvest, and one that will make your friends and family envious.
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