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Disease Defence for Your Soil

Did you know that your garden’s soil is teeming with bacteria, fungi, and countless other microscopic creatures?  And these all live right where your plants’ roots feed and grow.  Most are beneficial or even essential to keeping your plants healthy.  But some are pathogens that attack plants’ roots, inhibiting their uptake of water and nutrients and disfiguring or killing your plants.

Have you seen tomato vines that, despite being well-watered, still appear wilted?  What about tumorlike swelling on rosebushes?  And rotting spots on cucumbers?  These are all signs of unhealthy pathogens.  If you’re looking to avoid diseases caused by these harmful soil pathogens, consider smart, organic soil care.