The Dirt on Soil

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My most recent Globe & Mail food gardening article is up on the website. This week’s topic was on how to get good soil whether you’re growing in-ground or in containers.

It looks like the previous week’s article is also still available online. That one was on seeds that you can start late in the season.

And while I’m on the topic of published articles: if you’re in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic United States I have an article and photograph on green gardening in the current (Summer 2009) issue of Breathe Magazine.

Gayla Trail
Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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5 thoughts on “The Dirt on Soil

  1. Now I’m worried. I planted my containers with a mix of 50 -60% composted manure, and the rest topsoil. Are my plants doomed?

  2. Great article, but I’m worried too. I planted my tomatoes in a mixture of top soil and compost and potting soil because I got the compost free, and I was too cheap to buy enough potting soil. They seem to be doing really well at the moment… will it help to add potting soil on top or worms???

    Whats the word on triple mix?

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