Answer: You might first want to have your soil tested so your know what you're working with. A pH of 6.0 to 7.5 will be a good range for vegetables. Before planting this spring, try working 4-6 inches of compost, aged manure, leaf mold, or other organic matter into the soil, to a depth of about 12 inches. This will help your soil retain moisture and nutrients, and will also improve the tilth, or structure of your soil. Plant your veggies in the sunniest spot in your yard and be sure to apply one-inch of water to the garden every week. It may take a couple of years to produce good garden soil, but once you have it, and if you continue to improve it each year, you'll have perfect soil for a veggie garden.
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