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Parts of Soil

Garden soil has some real important parts: minerals,organic matter (rotting plant and animal parts), air spaces and water. If these things are not in the right balance you might have soil that is too clay, too sandy, too dry, too wet,or too hard.

Good gardeners always take care of their soil, so before you start to plant think about what you can do to help your soil. "What have you done for your soil lately?"

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