Gardening based on ecological knowlegde has a returning theme: 'feed the soil'. Once you have a soil that is rich in organic matter, contains a lot of micro- and macro-organisms, and is neither too wet nor too dry, nursing plants becomes easy. This document deals with improving and maintaining the soil quality of the home garden. Having read this information, you might start associating the concept of an ecosystem with a hand full of soil.

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Soil Structure & Content; Soil Properties & Amendments; Soil Microorganisms, Soil Macro Organisms; Correcting Soil Problems; and Mulches

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