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/