Day: March 23, 2016

It’s All About the Slime – Building Living Soil
"To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves." ~ Mahatma Gandhi

“To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

When soil microbes break down organic matter they produce mucilage, which is just a nice word for slime. It’s that byproduct that helps cement soil particles together creating rich, porous soil.

Today’s guest is David Trinklein, horticulture specialist for University of Missouri. He has tips for turning poor soil into gardening “black gold.”

 

 

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