Start Your Best Vegetable Garden Ever
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Give your garden full sun. Lots of sun means lots of production.