5 Steps To Prepare The Land and Soil For Organic Gardening : 5 Steps To Prepare The Land and Soil For Organic Gardening WWW.BEGIN-ORGANIC-GARDENING.COM Preparing The Land and Soil For Organic Gardening : Preparing The Land and Soil For Organic Gardening In order to let our plants root well and deep and allow proper water drainage, we’re going to have to break the soil and till the land Lets Dig In…….. WWW.BEGIN-ORGANIC-GARDENING.COM Preparing The Land and Soil For Organic Gardening : Preparing The Land and Soil For Organic Gardening Dig in, turn the land over and till the land
Test your soils quality and PH level
Add organic matter to the soil
Add mulch to your garden
Start composting WWW.BEGIN-ORGANIC-GARDENING.COM Digging and Tilling the Land : Digging and Tilling the Land Work the soil to about 8-10 inches deep, using a spade or a plow
Remember- the deeper you go the easier your plats will root.
Digging deep also allows better water drainage
Consider using sprinklers prior to digging if land is too dry and hard WWW.BEGIN-ORGANIC-GARDENING.COM Digging and Tilling the Land : Digging and Tilling the Land Consider Double digging for better results
Finally, use a cultivating fork to aerate the soil by digging holes in the land and breaking big chunks of soil WWW.BEGIN-ORGANIC-GARDENING.COM Test Soils’ Quality : Test Soils’ Quality Consider sampling the soil and testing its PH level
Most vegetables like a slightly acidic soil, with PH ranging from 6 to 7
If the soil’s PH level’s to low – add some Lime
If the soil’s PH too high – add some Sulfur Add Organic Matter : Add Organic Matter Organic matter helps improves your soil .
Organic Matter helps retain and absorb water,
Organic Matter improves the soil’s texture and fertility.
It’s basically where your plants and vegetables get their nutrients. WWW.BEGIN-ORGANIC-GARDENING.COM Mulching Your Garden : Mulching Your Garden Mulch helps you maintaining desired temperatures.
Mulch absorbs water and prevents evaporation
Mulching is a good strategy for controlling weed WWW.BEGIN-ORGANIC-GARDENING.COM Start Composting : Start Composting Composting is easy and cheap
It provides great nutrients to the soil
You can make it from your kitchen waste WWW.BEGIN-ORGANIC-GARDENING.COM Slide 10: WANT TO KNOW MORE?
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