Let me start with a question: Do you know the difference between dirt and soil? No worries — let’s clear this up quick.
Dirt is simply small pieces of sediment. It could be composed of sand, crushed rock or other inorganic matter. Plants do not grow in dirt (at least not without a lot of help)!
Soil, on the other hand, is full of organic nutrients including naturally decomposed plant matter, essential vitamins and minerals and a host of other things your plants absolutely need to survive.
Creating good soil is like cultivating a garden. It’s a constant process that builds upon itself with every passing season. Speaking of which, later we’ll have a conversation about making compost — often called black gold because it’s such an effective fertilizer — at home. Specifically.