Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The Importance Of A Good Healthy Soil In Your Garden

It is almost time to get out and start planting here in New England. Yes, there are a few cold weather crops that can be started, but the major part of the planting is still a month away. There are still things that can be done to prepare your garden so that the crops you plant will be healthy and productive.

Soil is the key factor in having a healthy and productive garden. To achieve this takes time and patience. Testing your garden soil and adding the proper soil amendments is a very important part of organic gardening and this is the time to do it. Gardeners that don't apply organic methods to there gardening practices plant there crops and feed them chemical nutrients to force them to thrive and at the same time harm the natural methods that are already in your soil waiting to get feed with organic matter to produce these nutrients naturally.

Composting is a simple and basic method of turning your organic household and yard waste into useful nutrient rich humus that will greatly benefit your gardens, whether they be vegetable, flower or herb gardens. Even though this method can be applied by fairly basic means, once you start studying it you will see it is a very complex science behind this incredible process.

Over the next few weeks I am going to be getting more indepth into this subject and add a lot of useful information on how you can improve your gardens soil by using the method of composting. All these articles that I add to my website will also be available through my accounts on twitter and

I hope this information will be useful to you and help you provide you with the knowelege you need to apply composting to your gardening practices and GO Organic!

1 comment:

Daisy said...

I'm feeling productive today; I emptied the compost bin onto the garden plot this afternoon! It's much too early to plant, but at least I can do something to prep the soil.