Build Better Garden Soil

Caring for the soil is the key to growing more of our own food.



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Instead of tilling, Harvey Ussery recommends using a broadfork to loosen the soil for planting.
MICHAEL FOCAZIO
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Build fertile soil by using mulches and cover crops such as this fast-growing buckwheat.
DAVID CAVAGNARO
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Compost whatever organic materials you have on hand, including yard waste such as grass clippings and fall leaves.
LYNN KARLIN
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Applying compost to your crops annually is the one of the best ways to build soil fertility.
DAVID CAVAGNARO
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A host of tiny soil organisms live among soil particles and are often fed by the carbohydrates released by plant roots.
MICHAEL ROTHMAN











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