Anytime I plant something, the very first thing I do is prepare the soil. The soil has to support and feed the plant so it is vital for healthy productive plants. Here is how I plant my veggies:

1. Make sure the soil is not compacted but rototilling or digging the entire bed is not necessary.

2. Mix in soil amendment. I love Master Nursery Bumper Crop for vegetables, annuals and perennials. You can mix this Bumper Crop up to 50/50 with the native soil.

3. Add required amount of desired fertilizer. My favorite is Gardner & Bloome Tomato, Vegetable and Herb fertilizer since it is natural, organic and long lasting! Preparing the soil in this way will feed your garden for 3 to 4 months. So for long term crops like tomatoes, be sure to reapply later on.

4. When planting tomatoes you can apply eggshells, Epsom salts or lime in the hole to prevent blossom end rot.

5. Plant your veggies and prepare for harvest!


Happy Planting!