What Soil Is Needed for Vegetable Plants?

Vegetables grow best in a well-drained, fertile, loam soil. Mix compost into your soil, starting with a two-inch layer, until it just holds the shape when squeezed in your hand. You have the proper vegetable soil texture when it breaks apart easily.

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