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Mixing Nutritious Dirt for the Garden


You can start a garden anywhere if you know how to mix up soil for your plants. Follow along as I show you how I make nutritious dirt for the garden!

I get a lot of questions on how I mix my own dirt for my garden areas, raised beds, and container gardening. So today we're going to make our own nutritious dirt for the garden. I start out with organic hummus and manure, coffee grinds, organic blood meal, bone meal, and organic topsoil. And, depending on the area, I will add perlite if it's in a bucket or a container.

Click here to download the video transcript on how I mix nutritious dirt for the garden.

What's the soil like in your area? Do you think any of these tips will help you?

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This post currently has 5 comments.

  1. Siroun
    August 19, 2016

    May I clarify what Hummus is? You mean garbanzo beans? thanks!

  2. Judith McAllister
    March 22, 2016

    I live in Sacramento, CA and have what is called hard-pan soil. If you have any more tips I’d sure welcome them. God bless!!


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