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Whole gardening books have been devoted to the different conditions of soil--even for casual and weekend gardeners to think about. By now you've no doubt heard about pH balance before now, but there are other things to consider as well.

Two other things that are very important are the drainage and the grade of the soil. You can have soil that has too much or not enough water drainage and the soil might be clumpy or bulky or even too fine. So how do you figure out which course of action to take and which method will best help you deal with everything? It's easy because what you plant--both in type and how it starts out will take care of everything.

Don't ever start a garden without first thinking about what you will be planting in. Learn to let your plants tell you what you should be doing and remember that mother nature is always in charge. The plants are going to have requirements of their own in terms of the soil in which they grow and any number of other things. As far as your starting materials; bulbs, sprouts, seeds, etc--they'll all dictate lots of things, starting with the quality and grade of soil you need to help them grow. You do not ever want to plant your materials in soil that has clumps in it, you only want fine soil for your planting.

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