The root of most problems in a garden can usually be found in the soil of the garden.
Good soil, good garden.
Poor soil, poor garden.
And by garden, of course I mean plants.
If you have good soil and treat it well, you’ll be amazed at what plants will grow well for you.
If you have poor soil and try to grow stuff in it without trying to make it better soil, you might wonder why you can’t seem to grow anything.
But there is hope! If you have poor soil and work to amend it to make it better soil, you’ll also be amazed at what will grow.
Look down at the soil. That’s probably where your problem is.
I would like to go back and re-visit that soil science class I took in college. Instead of wondering how someone could make a life studying soil, I’d pay close attention—far more attention than I needed to to get a good grade—because now I know that the root of most problems in a garden are in the soil.
Learn about the soil and you’ll learn how to garden. You can quote me on that.