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How to Know Your Soil Texture

Two Minutes in the Garden

Release Date: 03/12/2020

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It gets very impassioned recommendations as a way to help your garden and the earth. So what is biochar and should we be using it in our garden? POPULAR THIS WEEK on Empress of Dirt:

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If a particular nutrient is essential to plants and delivers great benefits, it may seem like you should be adding it to your soil. But there's a flaw in that thinking. READ THE LATEST from Empress of Dirt:

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Tiny bits of minerals in your soil are going to make a big difference in your garden -- and it's easy to find out your soil texture.

READ MORE at Empress of Dirt: What’s Your Soil Type? Try This Easy Test