How to Prepare Your Garden Soil for Planting Vegetables in 3 Easy Steps // Spring Garden Series #8

How to Prepare Your Garden Soil for Planting Vegetables in 3 Easy Steps // Spring Garden Series #8

Preparing your garden soil for planting vegetables is vital to growing a productive garden that will put food on your table. I’ll share how to prepare your garden soil in 3 quick and easy steps so that you are ready to get your veggie seedlings planted as soon as the weather warms up. Grow your spring garden with me – lets learn together how quick, simple and inexpensive it is to grow your own food!

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  1. Ludivina Valencia on March 26, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    Wow very nice composed w/ eggs shall, now I do that too, thanks a lot miss beautiful

  2. Christina Maki Linville on March 26, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    Something viewers might want to look into if they can’t compost at home is community compost programs. Our city collects yard debris and grass clippings all year as part of our waste management service, and it all gets composted by the city. They then offer the compost for sale by the truckload (it’s like $10 for 2 cubic yards) or you can fill a small bucket or plastic tote for free. I know other cities in our area have similar programs. Worth looking into if large scale composting isn’t something folks can manage!

  3. JuicyVeganDwarf on March 26, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    Your channel is awesome, you amazing too 😉

  4. shaxs on March 26, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    Hi Kim! Quick question. Should we amend it well in advance of planting? Like weeks?

  5. Beverley Simmons on March 26, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    I too have been using no dig method. I follow Charles Dowding out of the UK as well have attended several workshops in Ontario Canada. Many farmers are going to this. Charles has a YouTube channel. You might be interested. Thoroughly enjoy your videos. I am wishing our winter gone but have many weeks before that happens. Seed starting starts today!

  6. Sally previde on March 26, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    Kim I live in Southern California also. Where can we buy bagged compost. I have a hard time finding it. I make my own but never have nearly enough.

  7. Breny P on March 26, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    needed this to get me motivated. I’m getting in the garden today! side note: Pup is so adorable. 🙂

  8. Gardening with a Country Girl by Shonda Stephens on March 26, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    I love this video.

  9. Sunshine Diaz on March 26, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    First, your charm is amazing! Second, your camera views are so fun!

  10. Rene Mace on March 26, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    not until the midd;e of April we have to re built a couple garden boxes. they fell apart after 7 years, But my fir rings and containers can be planted out soon last frost is March 22.

  11. No Gods No Masters on March 26, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    Bring you cameras over to my place!! Im also in SoCal, San Diego actually, I have a perfect area in my back patio and want to start growing but have no knowledge. Will you be my veggie growing tutor? Thered a lot of viewers looking for a video like this, lets give it to them 🙂

  12. Carol Delgado on March 26, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    I am teaching my 1st grade class how to garden, BUT have no clue where to start on our dry garden beds. THIS VIDEO HAS BEEN SUPER HELPFUL! I’ve been contemplating on where to start. and i appreciate you going step by step. Thank you so much <3

  13. Connie Romero on March 26, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    Hi Kim and Max..Thank you for another great garden tips.

  14. Tru_ Passion on March 26, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    Hi Kim love the video I can’t wait to get out in the garden. I’m in zone 7 and a snow storm suppose to come tomorrow.For the last couple of days I started my new garden area wish will be a raised bed this year and some in ground and container planting .I’m doing lots of fruit and herbs and more vegetable . My area is 21ft x16ft with cinder block . Thanks

  15. jahanzaib durrani on March 26, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    Thank u

  16. IPG on March 26, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    Am I the only one that realised that camera quality has improved massively? The quality of the video was amazing

  17. C.V. Robison on March 26, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    do you actually need all those extra things like additives (i.e. the worm casings) to add to the soil? or do they make the vegetables grow better than they would have otherwise if you hadn’t have added them?

  18. Jimena Garcia on March 26, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    Is compost a substitute for buying bags of soil to put in the beds?

  19. Doyle Piper on March 26, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    i ordered your seed kits, if i dont use all the seeds will they save for the following year?

  20. Kimberly Jones on March 26, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    I’ve started a school garden and have never in my life planted anything. We are in the process of learning about soil and what makes for "good" planting soil. So I guess that means ee are working on it now. My school is in Decatur, Georgia.

  21. Deb Kay on March 26, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    We had a sunny warm weeken so we refreshed our raised beds and garden boxes with new organic soil and compost. The old used soil is being added to our flower boxes in the front yard and what is left over we will recycle by adding it to our fresh compost bin.I can’t wait till we plant all our veggie starts, it’s looking like March 24th will be a good weekend for that. We built a cucumbers arched trellis yesterday with cattle panel, it’s going to be great.

  22. Kathleen Jones on March 26, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    I’m so happy I found you! You are so helpful , thank you!

  23. akash dubey on March 26, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    Hi Cali,your way of explanation is just awesome.Also you looking so amazing.I love gardening a lot.
    I have a question- which soil is better for our plants and veggies-if we have borrow it from other site.Red soil or black soil or any other.
    Thanks once again beautiful girl.

  24. Garden to Table Pinay Style on March 26, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    I love all your videos. So I decided to subscribe. Thank you for sharing.

  25. Uma Thiru on March 26, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    Can you post a watermelon video

  26. Milly Q on March 26, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    Hi Kim , im loving your videos, do you happen to have a video specific to the first time gardeners? I would like to start my first organic garden, I have a backyard, but the soil has never been prep so I don’t know where to start. Thanks

  27. Sam K on March 26, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    Good,. I am getting snow. March ,so I’ll start working on my vegetable garden bed in April and I’ll start my tomato plants indoors to plant in May

  28. bob meoff on March 26, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    Um… can we concentrate on gardening when your beauty distracts us entirely.

  29. jafarym77 on March 26, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    Top notch video production, solid gardening information…love it love it and love it. Good job you two.

  30. Sherekhan420 U on March 26, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    Down and dirty with Kim

  31. Jackie Horsley on March 26, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    loved your video Kim keep it up

  32. Minh Huynh on March 26, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    Hi Cali, just wondering if you can add cow manure to the soil or just compost? Thank you

  33. J Lacasse on March 26, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    Thank you …You have a Beautifull Garden ❤🌞♥️💯

  34. Thomas Boni on March 26, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    Something I learned from an Alabama Master Gardener: winter doesn’t have to be downtime for gardeners. See, I always thought that it did. Preparing for spring when flowers start to bloom is as simple as this:

  35. Shirley G on March 26, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    CaliKim you’re a natural! I just moved to a house with a backyard and although most of it is already landscaped to be drought tolerant, I have a small section of dirt along the side about 8 feet by 1 foot and I’m also learning about container gardening through your site. Thank you!

  36. zoya beauty care zoya on March 26, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    Wait, compost smells good?

  37. philip m croak jr on March 26, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    I have clamp light can use In the greenhouse

  38. philip m croak jr on March 26, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    I have 4-tier greenhouse what kind grow light I can in there

  39. GOD420CRUSH 805 on March 26, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    Southern California where you can grow different plants year round love it

  40. Pongi Mannu on March 26, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    I am very happy your all videos I am watching tank you so much madam

  41. Cheryl Greenfarb on March 26, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    Mack is such a good dog! Looking forward to the cold leaving Maryland! Keep up the great tips!

  42. CaliKim29 Garden & Home DIY on March 26, 2019 at 8:27 pm

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  43. Baiza Ansari on March 26, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    I dont know what mulch is and how it benefits the soil.

  44. hotrodvdub on March 26, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Hello Kim, I’ve been a subscriber since before you had 100 subs. I remember hearing in an old episode that you lived corona. Is this true or am i mistaken. I lived there aswell until about 2 years ago. Relocated to lake Elsinore.

  45. Chelsea Ashley on March 26, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Omg! This video was so perfect! I think I’m right on track! Thanks for sharing!

  46. Plant Geeksusa on March 26, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    As soon as I say it’s starting to warm up we get more snow!

  47. Julie Hughes on March 26, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    Hi! Great channel. I just binged watched the entire spring season series. I have a question though- I am brand new to gardening and am feeling overwhelmed. It seems that every vegetable or herb has a different calendar start/end date, different watering needs, different sun exposure needs etc. how do I know which vegetables or herbs to start when and how to organize/manage and schedule the different plants needs as the months go by? I want to learn how to grow my own food but honestly can’t find a starting point. Thanks for the help!

  48. k asdfg on March 26, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    Mack is so cute! He’s a serious guy!!

  49. Mr. Schwa on March 26, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    16 worms didn’t have their castings included in this garden.

  50. Cynthia C. on March 26, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    Probably a weird comment to make but I love the camera work on this video. The lifting of the plastic sheeting, the up close hand raking. The camera angles make you feel like you’re immersed in the gardening. Very cool!

    The layered beds with steps leading everywhere…just gorgeous! A dream vegetable garden. 💚🌽❤️🍓

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