Starting a garden is indeed fun and can be a good starting point in building something that can last for years and years to come. However, if you want to grow a garden the one thing that can stop you dead in your tracks is having bad soil. Bad soil will make it hard for you to plant flowers or vegetables. Bad soil will also require a lot of repair if you are to use it to grow anything. It can cause your flowers or vegetables to grow only to a small extent. This makes them not worth the effort. So how can you tell if your soil is good and ready to go?
Test it for texture
Testing your soil for texture is one of the easiest ways for you to tell if it is good or not. What you will want to do is, grab a little bit of your soil and rub your fingers together and against it to see if it crumbles apart easily. If it does crumbles apart easily, this is a sign of good fertile soil. Fertile soil will contain a lot of nutrients needed not only for the soils health, but for the health of whatever you might grow in it as well.
On the other hand, if your soil has a hard time crumbling, has a brownish color, or feels like clay in nature then this is bad soil. You will also have a hard time growing anything in it. You may want to take measures to take care of this if you are serious about growing a garden. Believe me, I know.
Look to see if any other plants in and around the soil seem to be growing
If you notice that the plants around your soil are having no trouble growing then this is a good sign. You do not want to look for signs that they are just growing; you’ll want to also look for signs that they are growing to the point where you have to constantly trim and control them. This means your soil is nice and fertile. As a result, you should have no trouble growing anything.
Good soil can be the difference between you having a good garden with bad gardening skills, or having a bad garden with good gardening skills. The choice is yours. But just be aware of the fact that the condition of your soil is vital. It pays to make sure that it is in the best condition it can be in.
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