Soil preparation is a crucial step in growing a productive garden. Healthy soil equals healthy plants.
Clear out rocks and debris, loosen the soil, and add organic matter. These three steps will set the foundation for a successful garden.
Know your soil type, its pH, and nutritional content. This knowledge will help you make necessary adjustments for optimal plant growth.
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 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.
Adding organic matter such as compost, aged manure, or leaf mold can significantly improve your soil's health and fertility.