May 16, 2015

Preparing the Gardens for Planting

When it comes to creating and maintaining a healthy garden, proper soil preparation is crucial.

Every year at my farm, we spend a good amount of time preparing the soil for planting. This includes removing debris and old root systems, tilling the earth to break up large clods, building raised, well-aerated beds, and adding organic and nutrient-rich compost. It is a tedious process, but well worth the effort for a successful gardening season.

If you’re preparing your gardens this weekend, I hope these tips and photos help. Enjoy.