Should I amend the soil in my vegetable beds?

With spring planting just a few weeks away, this is a good time prepare and amend the soil in your vegetable beds.  Soil becomes compacted over the winter and will appear low in raised beds or in the garden.  It is a good idea to use a garden hoe to fluff the soil and remove any roots that may remain from last year’s growing season.   

Amending your soil now will produce healthier plants and ultimately a better harvest later.  Several inches of compost should be added and mixed into the soil.  Vegetables are heavy feeders and deplete the soil of nutrients, therefore it is important to replenish the soil at the start of the season.  Compost contains nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, sulfur and micronutrients—all vital to plant growth and vegetable production.  At Logic, we use a certified organic compost called Purple Cow:  

We are happy to help amend your beds, or if you’d like to do it yourself, we sell bags of Purple Compost for your use.