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

https://agrilifeextension.tamu.edu/library/gardening/soil-preparation/

https://www.tenthacrefarm.com/transitioning-to-a-no-till-garden/

Water Catchment and Irrigation – Tips

  1. https://rainwaterharvesting.tamu.edu/rainwater-basics/
  2. https://www.loveyourlandscape.org/expert-advice/water-smart-landscaping/rain-catchment-systems/a-beginners-guide-to-rainwater-catchment-systems/