Soil Management

Information on soil management of home gardens, including soil health, soil testing, cover crops, nutritional requirements, irrigation, composting, fertilization and pH. Tips on container gardening and nutritional requirements of berries and fruits.

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Raised beds under construction at the Nice Roots Farm at SHARE in the spring of 2017.
Urban Soils and Nutrient Management Q and A - Workshops Workshops

Urban Soils and Nutrient Management Q and A

11/30/2017

Philadelphia, PA

Free
Learn about the dynamics of urban soils and nutrient management in this interactive Q+A session with Penn State urban soils expert Dr. Patrick Drohan More
Soil Management in Home Gardens and Landscapes
Soil Management in Home Gardens and Landscapes - Articles Articles

Soil Management in Home Gardens and Landscapes

Jim Sellmer, Ph.D., J. Robert Nuss

This publication explores the interrelationship of a plant and the soil in which it is rooted. More
Managing Soil Health: Concepts and Practices
Managing Soil Health: Concepts and Practices - Articles Articles
Information for farmers and gardeners who want to understand the physical, chemical, and biological components of healthy soil and how to manage them. More
Soil Testing
Soil Testing - Articles Articles
Soil testing is a soil-management tool used to determine the fertility of soil as well as the optimum lime and fertilizer requirements for crops. More
Gardening From the Ground Up
Gardening From the Ground Up - Articles Articles
Soil health and best practices for urban gardens More
Flowering Houseplants
Flowering Houseplants - Articles Articles
Great tips for bringing the outdoors In! More
Annuals
Annuals - Articles Articles
How to choose the right plants, the right location and proper planting techniques. More
Chrysanthemums
Chrysanthemums - Articles Articles
How to get great mums without a lot of work. More
Why isn't My African Violet Flowering?
Why isn't My African Violet Flowering? - Articles Articles
Most modern African violets (Saintpaulia spp.) bloom throughout the year without much effort on the grower’s part. More
Promote Plant Health
Promote Plant Health - Articles Articles

Promote Plant Health

Emelie Swackhamer, J. Robert Nuss, Larry Kuhns

Healthy, vigorous plants are less vulnerable to attack by insects and disease. More
Ericacea (Heath) Family and Their Culture
Ericacea (Heath) Family and Their Culture - Articles Articles

Ericacea (Heath) Family and Their Culture

Jim Sellmer, Ph.D., Rick Bates, Ph.D.

Generally, the ericaceous plants are woody and range in size from low ground covers to small trees over 20 feet tall. More
Choosing Plants Wisely
Choosing Plants Wisely - Articles Articles

Choosing Plants Wisely

Emelie Swackhamer, J. Robert Nuss, Larry Kuhns

To create and maintain a healthy landscape, choose plants that are suited to the conditions in your yard. More
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Cover Crops in Home Gardens Improve Soil and Reduce Erosion - Articles Articles
Planting a cover crop at the end of the harvest will benefit your garden in the seasons to come. More
Home Fruit Gardens: Table 1.1. Fertilizer Equivalents
Home Fruit Gardens: Table 1.1. Fertilizer Equivalents - Articles Articles
Use this table to determine the equivalent amounts of nitrogen, phosphate, and potash of each fertilizer material. More
Chicory
Neighborly Natural Landscaping in Residential Areas - Articles Articles
Homeowners across America are changing the face of the typical American lawn. Learn strategies for the natural landscape homeowner who is looking for neighborly ways to garden for nature. More
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