Episode 3: Preparing Your Garden Soil
In this edition of Victory Garden for ME, learn how to prepare your garden soil for the growing season by testing your soil, amending your soil based on soil test results, adding organic matter (if needed) and much more!
Helpful Tips and Resources:
The basics of soil testing and reading a soil test are in Testing Your Soil, Bulletin #2286
- Soil test recommendations for gardens can be found in Interpreting your Soil Test
- Fact sheet for selecting fertilizers based on soil tests.
There are Guidelines for Using Manure on Vegetable Gardens, in Bulletin #2510
What to fill a raised bed with when you are Gardening in Small Spaces and Tips for Purchasing Soil for Gardens and Landscape Projects.