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  • P. Allen Smith's Garden Home

Soil Prep for Edible Gardens | PBS

Duration: 00:46
Program: P. Allen Smith's Garden Home
Broadcast Date: Jul. 17, 2012

When growing edibles, it's very important to prep the soil prior to each year's planting. You'll want to be sure to refresh the soil with compost and manure to replace the nutrients that were taken up by the plants in the prior season. By using 2 parts of your existing soil and adding in 1 part compost and 1 part well rotted manure, you'll have a great start to your edible garden. The manure and compost will help bind overly sandy soil, and help break up the particles in clay soil to allow water to trickle through. As a final step, add in Jobe's Organics Granular Fertilizer for Vegetables & Tomatoes, and you'll see great results in less time!



Post Date: July 17, 2012