Organic Matter

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What is it ?

It is the waste product from plants and animals

what does it do for the plant?

it binds the soil into aggregates and it improves the water holding capacity

Advantages

It is a natural fertilizer

it adds nutrient organic material to the soil

it increases the ability to hold water

Disadvantages

it is slow to break down into the nutrients

it is never consistent

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