November 14, 2019

Improving the Soil in the Garden

If you’re a passionate and serious gardener like I am, you know that soil is one of the most important factors in creating a healthy and productive garden.

Good soil provides plants with access to nutrients, water, and air. It stabilizes plant roots and helps the plants maintain a natural resistance to pests and diseases. Every year at my farm, we spend a good amount of time preparing the soil in the gardens for planting. This includes removing debris and old root systems, tilling the earth to break up large clods, and adding rich nutrients and compost. Not long ago, we worked on a new bed located in one corner of my lower hayfield. It’s a tedious process, but well worth the effort for the next gardening season.

Enjoy these photos.