When it comes to planting a garden, your soil is similar to a house’s foundation. You can buy the most expensive seeds you like, but if the soil you plant them in isn’t right the whole thing is bound to fall apart.
Listen today to discover the most common types of soil, how to get your soil tested, how your PH levels affect your crops, and some simple steps on how to amend your soil. Today’s episode is all about getting dirty and laying the literal groundwork for a thriving garden. Grab your shovels, because it’s time to get digging!
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- Soil Texture Analysis “The Jar Test”: https://hgic.clemson.edu/factsheet/soil-texture-analysis-the-jar-test/
- The Gardener’s Guide to Better Soil: https://bit.ly/36CtQ6H
- How I Grow HUNDREDS of Pounds of Vegetables for Less Than $40: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRy0kc5vhQc
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More Garden Soil Tips:
- What We Learned from Having our Garden Soil Tested (podcast episode)
- How I’m (Attempting) to Improve Our Clay Soil This Year (podcast episode)
- The Mystery of the Poisonous Potting Soil (podcast episode)
- 7 Simple Ways to Improve Garden Soil (blog article)