Start your garden right


Gardeners, are you eager for winter to lose its icy grip? There’s no time like the present to improve your garden knowledge! Soil's Matter, Soil Science Society of America’s science-based blog, provides insights to starting off the garden season.

First things first: start with good soil! A few simple at-home observations, paired with soil analysis from a lab, can help you keep up with your garden’s needs:https://soilsmatter.wordpress.com/2017/05/15/what-can-i-tell-by-looking-at-and-touching-my-soil/

Digging a hole is simple, right? A little planning and better technique can give your plants the best chance at success: https://soilsmatter.wordpress.com/2016/03/24/is-there-actually-a-right-way-to-dig-a-hole-for-planting/

Start thinking about companion planting! The Three Sisters planting famously brings together ecologically-complementary crops, but there are others to consider, too: https://soilsmatter.wordpress.com/2017/06/01/how-do-the-three-sister-plants-work-together/


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