How can I improve soil quality for various soil textures?

How can I improve soil quality for various soil textures?

All the preparations are done. You’ve got the tools, the plants are big enough, the Ice Saints have passed and the chance of freezing temperatures is small. Time to get to work! But there could be one last thing you need to prepare: the soil quality you’re going to plant in. Soil needs to have a good structure, texture and it should contain enough (not too much) nutrition.

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Testing your soil quality

Curious about the state of your soil? Take a sample and send it to an organization that can test it. There are several organisation that will do this for you, although it will generally cost you a bit of money. You’ll get a report about the composition of your soil, so you’ll know exactly which nutrients you might be short on.

Improve your soil texture and structure

To get started, you need to know what texture and structure of soil you’re dealing with.

Improve your soil fertility

We have a range of products to improve your soil's quality: Bat Guano, Mega Worm, Supermix and Perlite. The latter product won’t be very useful in open ground since Perlite doesn’t degrade and will clutter up your soil. The other substrate complements are suited to specific goals:

Before you start planting, you break open the soil. Then you mix the Mega Worm through the open soil. You’ll need 1 litre of Mega Worm to every 4 square meters. Don’t add Mega Worm too long before planting! If you leave the opened soil for more than a week, it will dry out and the soil complement will no longer be useful.

Testing your soil

urious about the state of your soil? Take a sample and send it to an organization that can test it. There are several organisation that will do this for you, although it will generally cost you a bit of money. You’ll get a report about the composition of your soil, so you’ll know exactly which nutrients you might be short on.

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