As is tradition with my family, when it rains are craving for soup surfaces and it’s on like donkey kong! This winter was super tough for me because one of my staple ingredients is parsley and I just could not find any at any of our nearby stores. I have always had a vegetable garden and enjoyed seeing my patch go from planting stage to harvesting stage πŸ™‚ I did not have much time to tend to it this past few months and so when a offer for a trade of exchange came along I happily decided to apply. Builders Warehouse were kind and sent me a voucher for R450 to get some gardening gear and whip my garden right back into shape πŸ™‚ This week I will be discussing soil preparation, let me know how you prep your soil in the comments below.

For those of you that like videos, I have put together a short video of this blog post, you can watch it here.


Soil preparation is extremely important when gardening, as it helps to make the space ready for cultivation as well as giving it the nutrients and elements required to do so. A good quality soil = good quality plants.

Soil Preparation and the tools I used:

  • Rake
  • Spade

Garden master hand tools

  • Compost
  • Nitrile Gloves

Garden Master Compost

  • Super Phosphate

wonder super phosphate


First step is to select your piece of land that you will be using to plant, I have chosen a spot that I usually use for my gardening. Clean out your area, removing rocks, root. Once you have done that you can add your compost to your soil. This helps with soil structure, balance of ph in the soil and to increase to micro and macro organisms in the soil.

soil preparation compost


Then add your super phosphate fro vigorous growing plants. This will enhance root growth and increase your plants absorption on NPK.

wonder super phosphate

Mix these through well and water to get your soil moisturised. This can be done once per week for two weeks, so that your soil is ready or your seeds and seedlings. You don’t want o do it to often as you can out too much nutrients in the soil and end up with nutrient burn on your plants.

My soil is already very well fertilised, so I am able to plant next week already πŸ™‚

If you have any questions you would like me to answer or discuss in my post next week, please leave your comments below.

Soil Preparation


Until Next Time


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