Resist the Urge to Work Garden Soil When It’s Wet
"Soil is a resource, a living, breathing entity that, if treated properly, will maintain itself. It's our lifeline for survival. When it has finally been depleted, the human population will disappear. Think about the meaning of being a steward for the earth." ~ Marjorie Harris, In the Garden, 1995

“Soil is a resource, a living, breathing entity that, if treated properly, will maintain itself. It’s our lifeline for survival.” ~ Marjorie Harris, In the Garden, 1995

Wet soil compacts very easily and working garden soil when it is wet can destroy years of hard work creating good soil structure.

Today’s guest is David Trinklein, horticulture specialist for University of Missouri Extension. He explains how to make sure your garden is ready before you start digging.

 

 

Soils, Plant Nutrition and Nutrient Management