Is your soil good - or bad? Does it have a good diet, can it hold its drink? Could it quite simply just be better – well behaved, good crops, good drainage and structure etc. Most soils can be improved both in nutrient content and in structure by following good gardening practices. Soil that is in good heart will be free-draining, easy to dig, have a crumbly texture and a healthy earthworm population.
How to improve the condition of your soil
Gathering leaves for leaf-mould
Add organic matter as a soil conditioner. Compost and strawy animal manures provide