Make amends, reap the benefits. No, literally. If you make amends in your garden, your vegetables will grow big and strong.

Amending the soil in your garden means adding an organic material like fertilizer or compost or mineral like rock powder to tweak the pH level according to what you’re growing. Vegetables in particular need lots of nutrient-rich material added to their soil to produce the haul we’re enjoying right now.

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