Does Non-Organic Soil Work Better Than Organic Soil?

Organic soils are better for plants than non-organic soils. Organic soil suppresses harmful insects and plant diseases and it increases food crop yields. According to Alyson Mitchell and colleagues in a June 2007 article in the "Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry," tomatoes grown on organic soil are 79 percent higher in flavinoids. Non-organic soil has fewer micronutrients because there is less biological activity. Organic soil also helps clean up pollutants.

Keywords: organic soil, organic gardening, compost

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Joan Norton, M.A., is a licensed psychotherapist and professional writer in the field of women's spirituality. She blogs and has two published books on the subject of Mary Magdalene; "14 Steps To Awaken The Sacred Feminine:Women in the Circle of Mary Magdalene," and "The Mary Magdalene Within."