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    Great vegetable gardens start with great soil, and Spring's the time to get going. Remember, edible gardens produce a lot and use lots of nutrients to do it. So it makes sense that you’ve got to replenish the soil well at the beginning of each season.

    Here are 5 easy steps to get your best vegetable garden ever:

    1. Mix in lots of organic amendments. How much? A standard rule of thumb: spread two inches deep over the entire planting area. Planting mix helps to retain moisture and helps plants take up required soil nutrients.
    2. Starting with poor, previously unplanted soil? You’ll want to use a soil booster like Foothills Compost to break up dense clay soil while adding nutrients.
    3. At the same time, add nutrients to replenish the soil. A quality organic tomato and vegetable food like E.B. Stone Tomato & Vegetable Food will do the trick. Follow package directions for correct amounts. Turn the soil well.
    4. Water deeply, but infrequently. Use a hose to water. Overhead watering is not as efficient or effective. A thorough soaking once a week is ideal. Remember, nutrients are primarily absorbed once they are soluble.
    5. Give your garden full sun. Lots of sun means lots of production.

    See more articles about: Edible gardening, Vegetables, Garden to Table

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