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What does soil health have to do with my health?

Soils Matter, Get the Scoop!

The nutrients you get from eating vegetables comes from soil! Credit: Mary Beth Adams The nutrients you get from eating vegetables comes from soil! Credit: Mary Beth Adams

Healthy humans indeed need healthy soils!

  1. Healthy soils grow healthy, nutrient-rich foods. The calcium in your broccoli comes directly from soil. Wheat kernels contain protein that the wheat plant made with nitrogen present in soils. If the soil is deficient in any of these nutrients, the crops grown won’t be as nutritious as crops grown in healthy soil. If you have a home garden, consider having your soil tested by a local extension service. They can tell you if your home garden soil needs amendments. Another good habit is to rotate the location of your vegetables. Don’t grow tomatoes in the same location each year. Instead, rotate where you put your tomatoes and your peas or carrots. Each of these plants uses nutrients differently, so you’ll be giving your soil a “breather.” You could improve the…

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Posted by on August 9, 2015 in Uncategorized