Q: I'm very concerned about the health hazards of eating food grown in the beds where a dog has pooped. At this point, I could build a fence around the whole garden to stop any further damage, but I'm wondering about the existing and persistent harm of bacteria or worms that may now be in the soil. My house mate's dog did her duty in multiple beds throughout the ...
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Using a thermometer to monitor the soil takes the guess work out of when to plant vegetables.
This publication discusses the many types of fertilizers and soil amendments available for organic plant production. Fertilizer formulations, nutrient availability, and application practices for common organic products are also explained. While the primary focus is on building and maintaining fertile soil, information about how to protect soil and water resources in this context is included.
Plant spinach when soil is cool, then other heat-tolerant greens in the summer.
Wait until your soil warms up about 70 degrees to plant cucumbers.
A few days of sunny weather isn't enough to warm the soil
You don't need soil to grow a productive garden
If you had problems with blossom-end rot this year, try amending the soil with lime and changing your watering habits.