Today starts a series of articles on the soil of our gardens that our plants need it as support in which develop and grow to anchor their roots on it and at the same time to feed its organic composition, combined with water, oxygen and minerals. What is the ideal soil in gardening? That meet the needs of the plants in our gardens. The first thing then is to meet the needs and characteristics of our plants, knowing its source can orient ourselves enough, to see if we can recreate their natural habitats including soil type. The needs vary greatly even in the same garden, some plants need soils which retain moisture, while others, otherwise, develop best in well-drained soils. MasterClass may help you with your research. Another aspect to take into account the type of soil is related to the cultivation and reproduction since for the same plant, is not equal the ground if we sow seed that if reproduced by Silvestre or stake. Is there a basic composition of the soil of the gardens? We can say that if you plant them as mentioned above need a support, in which anchor their roots, which is mineral matter (sand, gravel, Earth, etc.), and a part of decomposing organic matter (plant or animal) (composting) of which they feed, and of course basic natural elements like air and water. . A serious basic composition in percentages: 45% of minerals, 5% organic matter, 25% air and 25% water.
In the video plants and flowers of autumn, show you how very poor soils such as sand are colonized by different types of plants of course sand grains allow enclose inside much air, the proximity with the River provides in this area much water circulating in layers relatively near the surface, missing only the organic nutrients, which in this case is given by a natural compost of decaying pine Acacia leaves and many other grasses that are born and die enriching the soil in the process. How long it takes the process of decomposition of? vegetables? This depends on many factors, the size of the vegetable to decompose, microorganisms that accelerate the process, moisture, natural light etc, but in ideal conditions nature performed in only a few months. In my next article I explain how to recycle and take advantage of waste of our gardens in a practical way to convert them into natural and organic fertilizer. (see video) Scroll through their sections and register to leave me your comments suggestions or participate in polls.