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.
About the Author
Thomas K. Arnold is publisher and editorial director of "Home Media Magazine" and a regular contributor to "Variety." He is a former editorial writer for U-T San Diego. He also has written for "San Diego Magazine," "USA Today" and the Copley News Service. Arnold attended San Diego State University.