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"Soil is composed of weathered rock and organic matter, water and air. However, the hidden magic in a healthy soil is the organisms that flourish when the other soil elements are in balance. Here are a few tips for building the best organic soil.
Moss agate is form of chalcedony. It does not actually contain organic matter, the green color comes from green minerals. It is not considered a true agate as it lacks agate's defining feature of concentric banding.
A Gardener's Guide to Composting
Composting recycles organic matter into a nutrient-rich soil amendment. Although the finished product is a complex mixture of organic matter, bacteria and enzymes, the process of making compost isn't complex at all.
Direct Sampling and Analysis of Atmospheric Particulate Organic Matter by Proton-Transfer-Reaction Mass Spectrometry