Hi guys, first post here and I have a soil question.
first off, I'm new to all of this, I'm not a gardener.. bout the only thing I have planted is rye grass for my calves but I wanted to start and learn to grow my own veggies..
here's the deal a few weeks ago I decided I would like to try and plant some vegetables so I started doing some research and deciding what I wanted to plant and talked to a few people briefly about it. I decided on my vegetables and everyone said that this past weekend was the best for us in my area (south Louisiana) to plant that I may have already been too late on certain plants. So in a hurry I tilled up my plot formed up my soil and planted my veggies all in a weekend.. I did not take the time to test my soil or anything like that and I may have jeopardized my crops.. because I don't know much. but I'm a learner as I go, I retain it better! I tilled in some Preen weed preventer and I spread some "Pennington All Purpose Plant Food" as I planted the seeds and transplanted my tomato plants.. when the soil was freshly tilled it looked pretty good and "rich" but each yesterday and today when I came home to water the soil looks clumpy and rough.. I'm wondering now if I should have mixed in some miracle-gro soil mix to help my seeds germinate and take root better, is it too late to go back and mix some in? Seeds were planted on Sunday 2 days ago..
I planted Sweet Corn, Summer Squash, Zucchini, Cucumbers, Okra, Celebrity Tomato and some Beans.
any info is greatly appreciated, Just taking my first steps in learning, and I hope my first attempt is not in vain..