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Dakota Gardener: Growing soil organic matter

Frequently as gardeners we concentrate efforts on our plants, focusing on what varieties will give us the best tasting produce or a beautiful landscape. However, I encourage all gardeners to “dig” a little deeper and concentrate some of our efforts on the soil.

In the spirit of getting our hands dirty, let’s dig into carbon and soil organic matter.

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