The secrets of great soil? (Basics Series Part 1)

Welcome to the Victory Gardens Basics Series!

In this 3 part series, you’ll master the three key ingredients to a healthy garden. Soil, Sun and Water. First, an in depth look at what makes “good” soil and how to achieve this in your garden.

As a gardener, you need to know what soil consists of, what makes good soil, and what it does for your plants.

By the end of this lesson you will be able to

  • Describe soil components by size and behavior
  • Describe fertile soil by soil component ratio 
  • Understand the role of the living organisms in and on the soil 
  • Understand basic soil chemistry as required by most vegetable crops
  • Identify fertile soil using your senses
  • Protect and Care for the soil ecosystem

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