Saturday, April 27, 2013

Soil Prep for the Vegetable Garden

True gardeners rarely refer to soil as simply dirt. They understand the difference between the stuff you dig up in your backyard versus the "black gold" that consist of compost, manure, decomposed organic matter and millions of beneficial microbes that are actively at work underground.

Fortunately, converting dirt to soil is an easy process. Within this context, understanding three commonly used gardening terms -texture, structure, and tilth -should help clear up one of the dirtier mysteries of gardening.