gardening start - Knowledgebase Question

gaithersburg, Ma
Question by luisazea81
March 14, 2009
how can i tell if my garden soil is ready for
planting vegs or fruits?

what is the proper way to kill the worns in the soil?

Answer from NGA
March 14, 2009


Don't kill the worms in your soil. They will help aerate the soil and recycle it, and they deposit minerals into the soil which are healthy for plant roots. Just leave them alone and they will work their way down deeper into the soil when the soil warms up. If your soil is not soggy wet, you can begin working some organic matter into the beds before planting your vegetables. Spread 4-5 inches of compost, shredded leaves or aged manure over the planting area and dig it in to a depth of 8-10 inches. Level the soil and then plant (May first is a good date to start planting). Best wishes with your new garden!

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