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Knowing and Improving Your Soil (page 8 of 12)

The structure, fertility, drainage and acidity (pH) of your soil all have an impact on the health of the plants. Knowing what type of soil you have and how to improve it will help you to create the best growing environment.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening

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Turn Skimmed Weeds Upside Down in Trench

Turn skimmed weeds into a trench.

Skimming Weeds, continued

Dig a trench in the area that you have cleared and lift the sections of weedy soil into it, so that the weeds are upside down. This process can be repeated across a large area and the weeds will break down in the trench and improve the soil.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening

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