The Real Dirt On Soil — 5 Comments

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  2. Ok, another question 🙂 What PH level do you recommend for a veg. garden? My bed has settled in the past 3 years since we filled it, and I’m not sure if I should buy more bags of compost, black dirt or?

    • Lilly the average vegetable garden soil should be 6.5-7 the neutral range. The best thing you can do is to add compost to your soil it will break down but that is what it is meant to do. The important thing is to keep your soil healthy. to refill your bed I would suggest three to four inches of compost and a good garden soil if you need to add more than three to four inches. Use a garden fork and work the soil up to mix everything together. Loosen and mix down to 10″ to 12″ and you should have a great garden this year. Please let me know how it does.

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