Improving soil - Knowledgebase Question

lancaster, Ca
Question by davidbutch
February 16, 2009
What can I add to the soil to help grow zuch&tomatoes? Last year I made a raised bed with fresh soil and all I got were tomatoe worms and no zuch

Answer from NGA
February 16, 2009


To enrich the soil, spread a 3"-4" layer of organic matter over the top and till or dig it in to a depth of 8"-10". This organic amendment will help the soil drain well yet hold just the right amount of moisture, and it will provide nutrients to the roots of the plants and the matter decomposes. I use aged-compost or leaf mold when I work my beds in the spring. Hope you have a terrific tomato harvest!

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