Good Soil Preparation Makes Your Garden Grow!

You DO want your garden to grow, right? Good soil preparation is the key. Here are two tests to make sure your vegetable garden plot is ready for planting...

  • Are there visible plant debris, rocks or big chunks of hard dirt in your garden? If so, you need to remove them.
  • Did you till deep enough? You should be able to easily dig down 6-8 inches with your bare hands. If you cannot accomplish this, you need to till some more. The deeper you till now, the more success your garden will have later. It will also make planting much easier if the dirt has a fine texture and is loose and airy.

Once there are no visible rocks or plant debris and after you've tilled deep eough, your garden should be ready to plant.

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