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soil for vegetable garden
Donít worry about the soil for your vegetable garden if it will grow grass it will grow vegetables
If you read about the soil for your
vegetable garden you hear about ph and NPK and a lot of technical stuff. I
say forget it, if your soil grows grass it will grow
vegetables, and to
start that is all
With your vegetable garden soil you should leave all the parts of the plant that you donít eat on top[ of the soil to mulch back into the soil.
This is very important because you cannot keep taking vegetables out of the soil without putting something back. You can put fertilizer back but I like the natural or organic approach and that means only taking the parts you eat and leaving the rest on your garden to rot back into your soil. And this will actually build up your soil fertility over time. But it takes time so you must constantly build up the mulch layer on your garden.
Soils are designed by nature to grow plants so for your vegetable garden soil all you have to do is supply the seeds.
But you must add back what you take off so that means all vegetable matter even scraps from the kitchen should be put back in the garden. Soils will build up over time. The soil in your vegetable garden has been building for thousands of years so you must help it to build and that means earthworms and some ants as well as organic matter.
Check out our Vegetable Gardening page and see what you think, but now is the time to stop thinking and just throw a few seeds around the house to see what happens.