How Does Your Garden Grow?

Information gathered from Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Planning Your Spring Garden:

Before taking any steps toward growing a spring garden, it is essential to first remove all the plants and weeds from the pervious season. Starting from a clean slate will give the garden a clean, organized appearance, as well as healthy, fresh soil.

The most important step when beginning to prep a garden is to conduct a soil test. Based on the results of the soil test, gardeners may have to add nutrients to adjust the pH of the soil in order for it to best suit the plants. Soil that is overly acidic may be harmful to some plants. It is important to keep a constant eye on soil pH levels to ensure they remain within the 6 to 7 range.

Also, it is important to determine whether the proposed garden plot receives at least six hours of full sunlight. Without the adequate amount of sunlight, the plants would not be able to thrive.