Role and importance of nitrogen in your soil
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Role and importance of nitrogen in your soil

Organic NZ Magazine: September/October 2004 Author: Holger Kahl Nitrogen is an important building block of proteins, nucleic acids and other cellular constituents which are essential for all forms of life. Nitrogen is such an important key nutrient element for plants that it warrants careful management, and – if mismanaged – can lead to severe environmental…

Growing Organic Tomatoes
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Growing Organic Tomatoes

Organic NZ Magazine: November/December 2001 Author: Denise Mark Denise Mark describes exactly how to grow delicious, organic ‘Love Apples’. Is conventionally grown to your taste? Imagine a conventionally grown tomato, bred for long shelf life, growing in a plastic bag full of sawdust. Imagine the plant being fed an unrelenting cocktail of calcium, ammonium and…

Growing Medicinal Herbs: Echinacea Explosion
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Growing Medicinal Herbs: Echinacea Explosion

Organic NZ Magazine: March/April 2000 Author: Paul Smith Medicinal herbs are one of the largest growth areas for health product retailers. But some of them may be grown on contaminated soils, as Paul Smith explains. While Soil & Health readers, and much of the general public, know that conventionally grown fruit and vegetables contain varying…