Preparing Your Garden Soil for Planting

Soil preparation is a crucial step in growing a productive garden. Healthy soil equals healthy plants.

Soil Preparation

Clear out rocks and debris, loosen the soil, and add organic matter. These three steps will set the foundation for a successful garden.

Three Basic Steps

Know your soil type, its pH, and nutritional content. This knowledge will help you make necessary adjustments for optimal plant growth.

Understanding Your Soil

There are three types of soil: clay, sandy, and silt. The ideal soil texture is "loamy," which is a balanced mix of these three.

Soil Types

Soil pH affects the availability of nutrients and minerals in the soil. A pH ranging from 6.0 to 7.0 is ideal for most garden vegetables.

Soil pH

Adding organic matter such as compost, aged manure, or leaf mold can significantly improve your soil's health and fertility.

Improving Your Soil

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