A couple of decades ago, growing your own vegetable garden was a very popular choice. Having your own vegetable garden then appeared to drop out of popularity for some time before becoming popular again in the noughties.
The most important component of any vegetable garden is the quality of the topsoil. A good topsoil will contain the components to help your vegetable garden to thrive. Selecting a good quality topsoil will help you grow a bigger and better crop of vegetables.
Understanding the make-up of good topsoil.
To be sure you’re using the right topsoil to do the job, it really is useful to understand what you are looking for in a topsoil. Perfect topsoil should have (hopefully) equal portions of sand, clay and silt. You should find an abundance of organic matter within your topsoil, along with worms. With all of these basic ingredients present you should have found quality topsoil, combined with the tips below, it is possible to achieve a thriving vegetable garden.
The quantity of organic matter within topsoil is specifically relevant to vegetable gardens as vegetable crops can absorb a huge amount of nutrients from the soil – this is provided for them from the high content of organic matter.
The living organisms which are contained within the soil are also specifically relevant to topsoil for vegetable gardens – you need spiders, protozoa, bacteria plus some fungi in there to offer your vegetable that edge they want to grow healthy.
To encourage the best possible vegetable you might like to help the topsoil a bit too. One of the ways would be to add mushroom compost to your topsoil. Another option is organic green compost, to aid your topsoil produce some fantastic quality vegetables, a perfect accompaniment to any Sunday roast.
Obviously, topsoil alone does not make a great vegetable garden! You’re going to need to put in some work yourself – the topsoil is the ground work so to speak!
•Make sure your chosen spot has plenty of sunlight!
•Be selective when you choose the vegetables to grow, ensure you are picking crops that are suited to the climate
•Take care of your veg – your topsoil can do the work if you are busy but you should put in some work yourself
In order to achieve that perfect vegetable garden, all you need is some effort and that important good quality topsoil.