The Soil Food Web

Instead of trying to feed our plants directly, we should trust that they can fend for themselves and start feeding our soil. If nutrients are available in a healthy ecosystem, your plants will find them. As gardeners, it is important to understand our relationship and role within The Soil Food Web.

The Cycle

  1. Plants make sugars through photosynthesis, which are then pushed into the soil through their roots.

  2. Bacteria and fungi cluster around plant roots to eat these sugars.