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Seasonal observations of the UCCE Master Gardeners
by Launa Herrmann
on April 30, 2019 at 12:45 PM
Good reminder, Kathy.
by Steven Goetz
on May 4, 2019 at 11:04 AM
Do you have info on availability of pasteurized soil or pathogen-Free soil.
by Kathy Low
on May 13, 2019 at 1:16 PM
Bagged soils are made with sterile ingredients and chemically treated to kill pathogens. That being said, there are times when you may open a new bag of soil and find gnats or other bugs in it. Chances are that bag of soil has been stored in the rain or another wet environment and gnats or other bugs have entered in the bag through small holes. If you open a new bag of soil and find bugs in it, I'd return to the store where you purchased it. Kathy
by Eli Richardson
on February 22, 2021 at 7:21 AM
I'm glad you talked about the different types of bagged soils. My wife and I are gardening enthusiasts, and we've started a project in our backyard. With spring coming up, we want to be ready to make our plants and flowers grow healthy, so we want to get the best soil for them. We think that your article will help us choose the best soil for us. Thanks for helping us learn about the importance of reading the bag's information before purchasing the soil.
by Jessie Holloway
on October 25, 2022 at 2:24 PM
Thanks so much for explaining what topsoil is and what to consider when planting a garden. My sister wants to add a garden in her backyard and she's looking into getting topsoil for it. We'll have to look into the companies we look at the make sure we're getting quality stuff.
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