How to Start a Farm: Soil 101

Thursday, November 24, 2016

"It all starts with the soil."

That is what they say in organic farming. It's true even in conventional farming because the soil doesn't simply hold your plants, it also supports them. Success in farming is largely dependent on the quality of your soil.

Unfortunately, years of unsustainable agriculture practices have degraded the soil in many parts of the country and continent turning it into dust. The soil is now out of balance and unable to provide plants with the conditions that they need to survive. So what has caused this you ask? Damaging things like planting the same crops in the same fields year after year, using too much fertilizer, tilling excessively, working wet soil and cutting down trees.

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