Ah, dirt. It is lovely stuff. Especially in a freshly turned over garden. Soil structure is an important component for a happy garden, and springtime is an excellent opportunity to amend your soil.
It is okay if soil quality is poor, that’s why there are amendments! Soil is something that is worked at, maintained, and given a certain amount of love. These nutritious additions come in many forms: manure, compost, leaf mulch, etc.
The important aspect in soil is organic matter, for healthy soil is home to worms and other organisms that keep the cycle of soil and plant life going. This week we’ve been hard at work adding compost to our raised beds to get them all set for the seedlings we have started. More on seedlings soon.