5 Steps to Great Soil. Fall Edition
Building great soil starts in the Fall.
In 5 steps you’ll be able to start to improve your soil immediately. The steps are easy and simple to implement.
This course is great for beginners as well as more experienced gardeners. Soil is the foundation of a good garden. Literally. Without good soil, you’ll always be fighting with pests, diseases and nutrient deficiencies.
- Lectures 27
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 28
- Certificate No
- Assessments Yes
Welcomes and introduction to the course
Step 1: Remove disease, pests & weed seeds
Keeping the garden clean (i.e. sanitized) in the fall means less problems in the spring.
Step 2: Soil assessment
You'll learn how to read your land as well as a few DIY soil tests. Finally, discover the and find out the value of lab soil tests.
Step 3: Add organic matter
You'll find out the best materials to add to increase your soil's organic matter
Step 4: Sow cover crops
Find out the cover crops that fix your soil's problems. There's a cover crop for almost every soil problem.
Step 5: Mulch and organic fertilizers
The best mulches to improve soil and insulate plants. Which fertilizers to add in fall so the nutrients are available in the spring
Cross the finish line
Recap & celebrate what you've learnt about building soil this week.
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