Some Info on the right soil and area for the Vege Patch:
- Vegetables need around 6 – 8 hours of sunlight daily and need free draining Soil which gets around 1 inch of water weekly.
- Adding 2-3 inches of old manure and compost (or well-rotted leaves, peat moss) to your soil in early spring prior to preparing the soil will not only improve drainage, but also make it fertile.
- If soil is undesirable, consider raised beds.
- If space is an issue, try container gardening and window boxes.
- Soil that is loamy, well drained, and high in organic matter is ideal for your vegetable garden.
- Prior to planting your vegetable garden, incorporate 20-30 pounds of 10-10-10 fertilizer per 1000 square feet (or amount indicated by your soil test).
- Clear out the area and make sure you try to clear all the weeds and debris out.
- In autumn rake some leaves up and spread some on top of the soil and dig them in. This is a natural way to compost some of the fallen leaves. By the time winter ends, the leaves will have broken down into organic material increasing the nutrient content of your soil for your vegetable plants.
- Worms in the soil are a great sign!