The Best Soil for Growing Vegetables

Most vegetables grow best in soils that are slightly acidic and well supplied with organic materials such as peat moss, compost or manure. Organic matter releases nitrogen and other nutrients when it decays. The soil also should be well-drained, able to retain moisture and free of stones or other debris.

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