Module 5: Soil Fertility & Bed Preparation


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I’m sure you are just about ready to rush off to the garden centre to purchase the seeds, seedlings and plants for your food garden.

But before you do that, it’s essential that you take the necessary steps to ensure a well-prepared fertile soil in your planting beds.

The amount of soil preparation you need to do will depend on the conditions in your garden. But as you’ll learn, rather err on the side of doing too much than doing too little.

Upon completion of Module 5 you will be able to:


  • Prepare the beds for first-time planting


  • Analyse the soil in your garden
  • Calculate the soil amendments you need
  • Restore a bed for follow-up planting

Lessons in this Module

Beginners Course Lessons

 1. First-Time Bed Preparation

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2. Understanding Soil Types and How It Impacts On Your Food Garden

3. A Comprehensive Do-It-Yourself Soil Analysis

4. Soil Amendments in a Nutshell

5. Restoring a Bed for Follow-Up Plantings