small sprout growing in soil in nature

Nutrients Plants Require

. There was a time when just slamming a tomato seedling into the ground was all we needed to know. Perhaps we threw in a little fertilizer and maybe some bone meal, and everything was good to go.

What the Heck is pH?

pH is an abbreviation for “power of hydrogen” where “p” is short for the German word for power (potenz), and H is the element symbol for hydrogen. Why a Danish scientist used a German word is Greek to me, but he was a scientist, and I’m not, so I’ll just go with the flow. The H is capitalized because it is standard to capitalize element symbols. So now you understand about as much as I do.

Creating a self-sufficient lawn

Now is the time to get ready for springtime. A soil test might be a good idea. Both Texas A&M and LSU offer a great soil test for about $15. Use your computer search engine to browse for Texas A&M Soil Testing or LSU Soil Testing.

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