Increasing Soil Fertility

Jeff Poppen discusses simple and frugal ways to add soil fertility to a garden space. Using compost and cover crops bring rewards at harvest time year after year.

Gardener Extras

  1. Actinomyctes are a large group of bacteria as hyphae like fungi.
  2. Decomposers make vital nutrients available to an ecosystem's primary producers, plants. Most are microscopic organisms, including protozoa and bacteria.
  3. Clovers (red, white, crimson) are leguminous cover crops.
  4. Most nematodes in the soil are not plant parasites. Beneficial nematodes help control disease, and cycle nutrients.

Jeff Poppen

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