Gardening soil - Knowledgebase Question

Pahrump, Ne
Question by hettingere
March 26, 2009
I live in southern Nevada.My soil has lots of salt in it.I have garden in it for years,but now i need to add something to the soil.To insure my veggies will florish.I need to know what to add to my soil?

Answer from NGA
March 26, 2009


Nevada?s soils are rather lean and need help to grow herbs and vegetables. Incorporating compost or aged manure will help improve your vegetable bed and your plants should be healthy and happy. Spread 4-5" of organic matter over the top of the soil and dig or till it in to a depth of 8-10". Then plant your veggies. You can mulch between the plants with another 2-3 inches of compost and dig it in at the end of the gardening season. A few years of adding compost will turn your soil into rich loam. Best wishes with your garden!

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