Back to Nature Cotton Burr Compost

Ben HenryMay 17, '20

Healthy soil is said to consist of 45% minerals, 25% air, 25% water, 3% to 5% organic matter, and 1% live soil organisms. All of these ingredients are important, but most important are the organic matter and soil organisms. Without them, soil would be virtually sterile and incapable of sustaining...

Beneficial Nematodes – Garden & Lawn Pest Control

Ben HenryMay 17, '20

What are they? Beneficial Nematodes are very small worms found naturally in our soil and other habitats and they remain effective for about two years. For the average homeowner, or organic gardener, Beneficial Nematodes offer the greatest value when it comes to biological control due to the wide variety of...

Less Toil with Good Soil - Healthy Soil Means Healthy Plants

Ben HenryMay 17, '20

How did your garden grow last year?Did you have a bountiful harvest of vegetables?Any Disease Problems?Were your flower beds full and lush? I’m sure some of these questions bring to mind points that need improvement, especially with our clay soils in Illinois. A common complaint I often hear is:Seven years...

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