Soil Preparation/Irrigation

An old farmer’s adage is “You have to grow soil before you can grow plants.” Without a well-balanced loam soil, creating a thriving garden will be challenging. The Soils class will cover:

  • How to analyze the soil where you will be planting
  • When to amend your native soil
  • What to use to achieve an ideal loam structure for planting edibles using only organic materials
  • What combination of soil materials are best to start seedlings and fill raised vegetable beds

Soil Preparation – Useful links

Water Catchment and Irrigation – Tips