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How to make the most of your soil type  discusses how to identify and amend six garden soil types.


The Canadian Organic Grower's Organic Field Crop Handbook discusses The Soil Ecosystem.


COG article -Weeds: Don't Shoot the Messenger - what weeds tell you about the condition of your soil. If you don't know what weeds you have, Weeds Canada has photos + the common and latin names for weeds.


If you're concerned about contaminated soil, the Toronto Public Health Guide to Soil Testing in Urban Gardens can help you assess the level of concern and reduce risks. 

Young Agrarians give tips on easy ways to test soil type and nutrient content https://youngagrarians.org/soil-testing-new-farmers/


TRCA's pollinator guide has a table of common soil problems and organic remedies on page 26.


Digging Deeper

 
Penn State extension has videos and articles on soil management.

An online soil biology primer by Dr. Elaine Ingham. 


Soil Beneficial Bacteria and Their Role In Plant Growth Promotion - an academic review



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The following companies provide soil in Toronto. Thanks for the research to Lara of Miinikaan Innovation & Design (March 2020).

(416)769-1428
  • delivery throughout Ontario
  • many mixes including potting soil & worm compost
  • One of the only companies focused on the biology of the soil. Comes highly recommended!

(416) 469-4925
located at Queen & Greenwood
  • delivery in their area, and can arrange for other areas
  • $40 delivery fee for orders under $100, $20 delivery fee for orders over $100
  • outdoor soils, potting soils, mulch, plants, etc. some organic options.
  • also check their facebook and instagram for details

(416) 588-9595
located on Geary (north of Dupont) near Dufferin
  • not presently doing delivery but you can order and arrange a pick-up.
  • selection of potting soils, indoor soils, coir, promix, organic options available
  • all kinds of containers, pots and trays
pic-a-mix
1(888)742-2649
  • cubic yard bags and loose cubic yards of garden soil, compost, and mulch
  • taking orders now for deliveries in April, note cubic yards cost around $130


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