350 - Index: GrowFAQ : How can I improve my soil outdoors?...

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Index: GrowFAQ : How can I improve my soil outdoors? Added by: MR_NATURAL420 Viewed: 335 times Rated by 4 users: 3.67/10 Organic matter is needed for good plant growth and desirable soil qualities. Sometimes a type of fertilizer known as organic ammoniates is used (blood meal, leather tankage, etc.). These increase growth because of their readily available nitrogen, but do nothing for texture or drainage. To obtain prolonged physical effects, depends on the nature of the material and its rate of decomposition. The beneficial effect of organic matter on the physical properties of the soil is distinct from the benefit of the nutrients. Everyone should have a compost pile; this is the best all-around amendment in terms of both nutrients and physical properties. If its too late to start a compost pile at the beginning of the season, put on one of those paper filter masks, and throw this stuff together in a large plastic tub: 4 cups bone meal 2 cups gypsum 2 cups epsom salt 1 cup lime 4 T
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This note was uploaded on 09/17/2009 for the course BIO 328 taught by Professor Roux during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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