Nitrogen Fixing Trees – Permaculture

Swales are used to help water trees at the root.  It is suggested that you should grow nitrogen fixing trees.  These trees are said to bring nitrogen back into the soil through the help of bacteria from like beans do.  For a quick blog about this go to “Beans – The Nitrogen Booster!!” Below is […]

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Beans – The Nitrogen Booster!!

Did you know that beans adds nitrogen to the soil? One of the three main ingredients needed for healthy plant growth.  Beans along with nitrogen-fixed bacteria called Rhizobia work together to take nitrogen from the environment and put it into the soil.  The legume family include alfalfa, lentils, beans and others. Plants that can benefit […]

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Essential Nutrients for Growing Vegetables

Soil needs to be full of nutrients in order for vegetables to grow.  The main nutrients for plants include phosphorus, potassium and nitrogen.  Other nutrients that are required in lesser quantities are calcium, magnesium and sulfur. Below is a breakdown of the main plant nutrients, how to add it to the soil, what it does […]

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