Soil is the foundation of any garden. It consists of a mixture of minerals, organic matter, gases, liquids, and the countless organisms that together support plant growth. Soil should be considered a living medium in the garden, full of life and integrated with the surrounding environment.
Growing your own soil is fundamental to understanding the growing of plants. As garden productivity is mainly driven by soil nutrient content, soil moisture, soil structure, soil pH and light intensity, composting and recycling within the garden helps build a natural resilience into the garden which helps prevent disease and pests.
The first thing to grow in any garden is the soil.