Your garden needs soil that is rich in nutrients in order to thrive. The best way to provide those nutrients is to use compost as the basis of your soil. Compost is organic material that can be added to soil. It enriches the soil and improves it, providing a strong basis for plants to grow. Compost can be purchased from landscape suppliers, but the best compost is one that you make at home.
I learned skills from my parents that I still use today and value, such as gardening, cooking, preserving food, sewing and researching. Our goal to become self-sufficient in our retirement will enhance the need for these skills even more.