The importance of micro-organisms in your soil

It’s easy to think of it simply as inert dirt, but healthy soil is quite literally alive. A handful of soil from your well-tended organic garden may contain billions of microscopic organisms such as bacteria, fungi, and protozoa that interact with each other, with larger organisms such as earthworms, and with the organic matter in the soil. That interaction breaks down the organic materials into a form that can be readily used by living plants.

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