Soil

Gardeners often ask us if there’s any danger associated with using too much of our Cascade Minerals soil builder product, made entirely of mineral-rich volcanic basalt. There are two concepts to keep in mind in regard to this question. The first is solubility. The other is porosity, or structure. Solubility Finely milled volcanic basalt like that in…

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Frozen Soil

Think your soil sleeps in winter? Think again! It may be hard to believe that millions of living and breathing microorganisms are under the ice and snow. Bacteria, fungi, algae, nematodes, anthropods—you can’t see them with the naked eye, but they all contribute to the health of the soil. Winter doesn’t slow them down. In…

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