New World Little Gardens

Poor soil

Contains low nutrients, high salts and is not rich in organic matter.

Some plants do thrive in poor soil, such as Nasturtiums and Purple Tansy. But generally, if you grow plants in poor soil, then the yield is generally very low as it lacks nutrients. 

Poor soil is either too heavy (clay soil which holds nutrients and water but doesn’t drain well, and can be hard for the plant roots to push through), or too light (sandy soil which drains very well, but means water and nutrients can just wash away).

Generally, poor soils can be improved by adding more organic matter, such as compost.

If you think your soil is too poor to grow your Little Garden, you can build raised garden beds, or try growing your plants in pots.