own garden, improving soil fertility is something you should definitely learn about. Anybody can stick a few plants in the ground, but ultimately for a healthy garden that produces nice, edible food, healthy soil is a must. There are numerous ways to improve the fertility of soil. When used in conjunction, you’ll have rich and fertile soil that will spawn wonderful produce.
- Add organic matter
Manure from unhealthy and confined animals is more likely to have pathogens which may contaminate your crops. Even with manure from healthy animals, make sure you wait at least three months between before you apply the manure to the garden bed and when you harvest your vegetables. This will guard against contamination.
- Add compost
Additionally, in sandy loam it binds the grains together to reduce moisture, making the soil more fertile.
Compost is quite simple to make. It is made of organic materials such as garden clippings, dry leaves, kitchen vegetable scraps and even shredded paper³. Once the compost is ready, apply to your garden bed. This will make the soil more nitrous and will result in beautiful, healthy vegetables.
- Mixed cropping
All of these ways, when properly researched and used correctly, are great ways to naturally improve the fertility of your soil. Having your own garden is an excellent way to help the planet and your health at the same time. In order to grow your own vegetables though, soil fertility is crucial, so it’s worth investing some time in learning about these techniques.