Double digging our garden beds

Double digging our garden beds

Early spring is an ideal time to do some soil maintenance in your garden. Each year, I modify my technique based on new things I learn. In the past, I’ve raked finished compost into the surface of our soil, but this year I decided to experiment with a different method, double digging.

Get your soil ready for spring

Get your soil ready for spring

If you’re a vegetable gardener, chances are that your soil has taken a beating this winter. Even if you diligently mulch your beds, months of rain and freezing temperatures will inevitably take their toll. Rain tends to wash away organic matter and minerals like calcium, leading over time to depleted, acidic soil. Your soil just…

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