Acid-loving plants are those that prefer a soil pH below 7. The pH, or potential hydrogen ions, in soil can range from 0 to 14. Seven is considered neutral, and anything below 7 is acidic. Soils with a pH over 7 are alkaline. There are many things that increase the acidity of soil, such as: […]
What is Germination
Germination is the transformation of a seed into a plant. This is the very beginning of the growth process for a seed. When a seed germinates, the embryo plant within it begins to grow. This starts with a stage called imbibition during which the seed absorbs water, softens, and swells. Next is the emergence of the […]
How to Grow Microgreens
Why You Should Grow Your Own Microgreens There are many advantages to growing your own microgreens: They require minimal space. You can grow them indoors year-round. They produce a quick crop. They offer an easy introduction to gardening. They’re a versatile addition to salads, sandwiches, wraps, and other dishes. What to Grow Microgreens In You […]
How To Figure Out How Much Soil I Need. Follow these steps to determine the right amount of soil for your project. Break your project down into square or rectangular shapes. If you have an L-shaped garden, you’ll find it’s easier to use a soil bed calculator when you turn it into two rectangles or […]
What Is Peat?
Peat is a fibrous material formed by the slow decomposition of organic matter. When processed as a gardening medium, this product is often referred to as peat moss, as peat is made primarily from decomposed moss. However, the actual composition of peat varies. In some instances, peat is an early stage in the formation of […]