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Soil Health Tests: Are They Worth It?

Soil Health Tests: Are They Worth It?

Knowing the status of your health is important. It identifies areas that are lacking and helps guide future treatments. Just like your own health, a proper assessment of the health of your soil can help you learn limitations today, track progress as you make changes, and allow you to pass on a healthy resource for future generations. In this article, I’m going to review the current soil health tests available, look into the scientific evaluations of these tests, and suggest ways to approach monitoring your soil.

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Soil Health Leading up to Potato Production

Soil Health Leading up to Potato Production

Potatoes can be a tough crop to integrate into your crop rotation when your goal is to maintain and improve soil health. In a companion article, I went through common hurdles and potential solutions to maintaining soil health in the year of potato production. In this article, I’m focusing on the rotational years between potato years.

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How I Build Healthy Garden Soil

How I Build Healthy Garden Soil

Building healthy soil can be a long process of trial and error. Experimenting with ideas, observing results, and refining plans are part of the process. In this article, I’m going to take you through my decade long journey in building healthy soil in my garden. While the process of learning on your own land is important, I hope that you can take away some practices that cut years off your learning and help you to reach your goal quicker.

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