It is not difficult to starting a new garden. Most people begin by going out into their yards with a shovel or garden tiller, digging up the dirt and putting in a few plants. Following the organic and natural methods, add a little mulch or compost, and you’re well on your way to make good soil for your homegrown vegetables. But in the long run, the success of your garden depends on making healthy garden soil. The more you can do to keep your soil healthy, the more productive your garden will be and the higher the quality of your crops.
After years of gardening the most important lesson we have learned is that good quality soil makes all of the difference in growing good tasting vegetables and fruits. We did not pay much attention to the health of the garden soil when we first started our Homestead garden. What we have learned it is more important to be a dirt farmer, rather than a vegetable gardener.
On the next page are 7 easy ways for improving garden soil.