Q&A with Kareen – How do I amend my garden soil?

One of the most common questions that I get from clients is how to amend your garden soil at the beginning of each season. Listen to how I answer Jamie’s question about this in the video above! 

Adding fertility to our garden beds is very important to do every growing season. After all, the reason that our garden vegetables are so nutritious is because we are drawing nutrient out of the soil. So replenishing these nutrients each season is part of our task as a gardener. I recommend adding at least 2 to 3 inches of compost or composted manure to each of your garden beds. You can do this either in the fall or in the spring. 

As I discuss in the video, adding soil microbial life to your garden is also really important. You may also want to consider brewing compost teas (see the work of Dr. Elaine Ingham if you’re interested in this). Weed teas or comfrey teas (see the video below) are also other options. 

Here’s are the two other videos I refer to about making hot compost piles and making comfrey tea: