Without ‘life’ in the soil it can do little more than prevent growing plants from falling over! It is ‘life’ in the earth that provides its fertility. Life in soil is comprised of earthworms, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, beetles, centipedes, slugs, snails and ants to name a few (source Wikipedia). Life in a healthy soil works to break down decomposing organic matter on the surface, creating humus and that adds to the soil’s volume and texture, thereby improving its structure and its fertility. This process releases locked up nutrients to better grow plants that contain a balanced mix of nutrients, minerals and trace elements. The end result is the provision of healthier nutrition to the animals or humans that consume the plants as food. Read more...


 
 
 
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