We didn't have a garden last summer because we were moving. I hope this year we'll have one again. I miss gardening dearly.
Below are three simple steps we took to prepare our soil. If your ground isn't frozen, now would be a good time to prep your soil.
1. Take a soil test to test the PH and nutrient content of your soil. We would buy testers at our feed store. I know places like your hardware store should sell them as well.
2. Till your soil. We have it easy with our rototiller:) You want to till the soil to a depth of 12-14 inches. While you are doing this, incorporate your compost, manure and anything your soil test recommended you add to your soil.
3. If you do not have decent soil, try raised beds.
Now your soil is ready for planting!