Prepare the soil
Before planting, make sure the soil is in good condition by removing any debris and adding compost or manure to improve soil fertility. Get a soil test to determine the pH level, nutrient content, and texture. Mix in compost, aged manure, or other organic matter into the soil to improve its fertility. Use a garden fork or tiller to loosen the soil to a depth of about 12 inches and smooth out the soil surface and remove any high or low spots.
Know your hardiness zone
A hardiness zone is a geographic area defined as having a certain average annual minimum temperature, a factor relevant to the survival of many plants. In Newfoundland, the hardiness zone ranges from 4a to 5b, so make sure you choose plants that are suitable for…
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