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Theresa Garden Talk

Awesome Comeback!

It’s been almost 2 months since my last post, and my plants are doing well.  I have lost one plant due to torrential downpours of rain and my herbs are starting to make a comeback.  In my previous post, I was explaining why I love using Nitro Boost Compost Tea and the benefits of using it.  Now I will talk about the benefits of Rooster’s Organic Nitro Boost Premium Compost and a little about soil conditions.

Types Of Soil

There are different types of soil, depending on the area you live in.  Before you plant, it is wise to know the type of soil you have and what amendment you will need and how much you will need.  As I have told you before, I would just buy any ol’ bag of soil or starting mix and just plant my seeds and plants.  Or just dig a hole in the ground and go from there.  No planning at all.  I know, right.  Who does that?  That was me to a Tee.  Needless to say, I did not have much success.  Can’t imagine why.  Luckily for me, my Good friend Tonya is now a Master Gardener and has taught me a little bit about soil conditions.

So now, before you go digging around in your garden, let’s learn the types of soil.  There are 3 different types of soil:

1) Sand

2) Clay

3) Silt

Oh wait, there’s more!  Ask any Master Gardener and they will tell you the best soil type is Loam.  WHAT??? I thought there were only 3 types of soil.

What Is Loam?

Well it appears that most Gardeners love the loam.  It contains a balance of all three soil materials; silt, sand, and clay, plus humus. It contains higher pH and calcium levels because of its previous organic matter content.  It has a tight hold on water and plant food but it drains well, and it allows air to move freely between soil particles all the way down to the roots.

Hold the Phone!  I have no clue what all this means.  I just need some good dirt to grow my plants and flowers.  Why do I need to know all this?  Simply put, if you are going to grow anything, you need Healthy Soil.  As I had mentioned in previous blogs, the soil is what feeds the plants to grow big and healthy fruits and vegetables that feed us.

How To Check For Your Type Of Soil

I am going to share with you a simple technique that Tonya showed me to find out the type of soil you have.  Get a small jar and fill it with a sample of soil from your garden, add some water and shake it vigorously and let it sit overnight.  The soil will set in layers and whichever layer you have the most of,  is more than likely the type of soil you will be working with.

Rooster’s Organic Compost

Now getting back to why I am now a firm believer in Rooster’s Organic Compost.  Plain and Simple,  It Puts Life Back Into Your Soil.  And it’s easy. Yaaaayyyy!!!!  Who doesn’t like easy?  I just mix some Rooster’s Organic along with my soil and start planting.  How is that for easy?  And….Rooster’s Organic Nitro Boost Compost can be used with any soil type.  So, that is why I love love love Rooster’s Organic Premium Nitro Boost Compost, they have created the perfect blend of Nitrogen, Phosphorous, and Potassium, which are 3 components to a healthy soil.  In addition, it also adds micro nutrients including Magnesium, Copper, Iron, and Zinc.  All of these nutrients work together to improve the growing power of your soil.

Container Vegetable Gardens

One Month Later

As you can see in my pictures, my plants are doing well.  And, this is only after a month.  It’s nice to get compliments from others about my plants and flowers now, and I am happy to share any of my garden tips I get.  In my pictures, you will see some Bargain Bin flowers I bought (I won’t say where) that were close to dying and now they are showing signs of life.

My Prickly Pear is making a come back.  My herbs suffered through hard torrential downpours of rain and looked like a huge mudpie.  As I wrote before I was not sure what kind of garden I was going to do.  Well, as you can see I am doing container vegetable gardens.  Not too shabby, huh.  That’s all for now.  Till next time, Happy Growing!

Missed my before pictures? No worries. Check out my previous post to see where I started.

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