Ecology is the study of the relationships between living organisms and their physical environment. This presentation will focus on how to improve the health of plants by emphasizing the connections between plants and the soil, as well as between plants and the other organisms in the soil. The question of how amendments and fertilizers can be used to support a healthy ecology between plants and their environment will be discussed. Broadly speaking, amendments are mixed with soil to improve physical and chemical properties, whereas fertilizers improve the amount of nutrients available to plants. The role of mycorrhizal fungi in combination with fertilizers is considered. An action plan for gardeners is offered.
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