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Organic Garden: Soil Preparation Tips

Organic Garden: Soil Preparation Tips

For anyone thinking of starting organic gardening adventure, correct and proper soil preparation is the foundation on which the organic garden is built. You cannot afford to get it wrong.

Soil pH testing. Step one to prepare your organic garden’s soil is basically to test it to see what you have to work with. Use tests to decide what you need to add before you proceed with amending your soil organically. You can pick up a soil testing kit at your local garden centre. The test will look at the pH of the soil which is a measure of acidity and alkalinity contained in it. Depending on the results of the test you may need to consider adding lime or sulfur to get the balance just right. A good soil testing kit will help you with this and additional materials are available at garden centers.