Best Soil For A Vegetable Garden

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What kind of soil is best for growing a vegetable garden?

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Answer #1 · Chason Arthur's Answer · Vegetable plants will grow in a wide variety of soils. First you want to make sure the soil is well-drained so the roots of your plants won't be sitting in water during rainy periods of the growing season. You'll also want to make sure and add organic matter or compost to the garden soil between crops. If you're starting a new veggie garden, till organic matter in to a depth of 10-12 inches using a rototiller, tractor plow or spade. Alternatively, you could grow a "raised bed" or "city" garden. You can use landscape timbers, board lumber, stone, brick, or concrete blocks to build whatever size square, rectangular or round bed up to 24" height. Narrow raised beds are best as you can reach plants easier this way from both sides. Once you have your walls in place you can backfill with about 50% native soil and 50% other amendments or composted matter of your choice.)

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