Prepare Your Garden for Planting with Iowa State University Extension

Though part of the country is getting over a cold front, it’s still springtime and you know what that means? Planting season is here!

Iowa State University has a few tips to help prepare your soil for this gardening season. And with healthy soil comes hearty vegetables– check out these tips from Iowa State University Extension:

  • Testing: Submit your soil to be sampled to understand the soil’s needs. This will help determine follow-up actions to make sure your soil is healthy.
  • Add Organic Matter: Adding compost, manure or peat moss to soil can improve organic matter in clay soil which will improve vegetable and flower gardens.

Check out Iowa State University Extension others tips and fact sheet here.

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