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A term that refers to alkaline soil, which contains calcium or calcium carbonate.
Describes soil that's loose, crumbly and easily cultivable. Perfect for sowing and planting.
To improve the condition and fertility of soils by ploughing in cover crops while still green.
The addition of lime to the soil to improve its structure, reduce acidity and remedy calcium deficiency.
Rich, fertile soil, with a balance of sand, clay and humus.
Soil with a pH of 7. It's neither acid nor alkaline.
The area of soil taken up by a plant's roots.
An offshoot of the parent plant that runs along the soil surface, which produces roots at the nodes.
A leafless flower stem arising directly from the soil.
The fine, loose surface layer of soil, resulting from tilling.