In order to have a successfully garden you need good soil. Plants anchor their roots in it and get most of their nourishment from it; therefore, the health of your plants, in large part, depends on the condition of your soil.
If your plants are growing well and look healthy, if water sinks easily into the ground instead of running off or forming puddles, and if the soil doesn’t dry out too quickly, the chances are your soil is in basically good shape.
However, if your plants are doing poorly, looked stressed out and are growing slowly or not at all, and if drainage is either very slow or so rapid that water runs right through, your soil needs improvement.
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