Amending Your Soil
Every year vital nutrients get used up or depleted by the fruit and vegetables that you grow & harvest. Even if your ground lay fallow (unused or unplanted) for a season, nutrients can be depleted through water leaching down into the soil.
So, whether you are succession planting or starting fresh with your new garden – amend your soil with good organic materials, living compost, composted animal manures, Azomite, Blood Meal, Bone Meal, Lime or Sulfur.
It’s recommended you amend your soil twice a year, once in the spring a couple of weeks before you plant and again in the fall to replenish the soil for your 3 Season Garden.
If you don’t plan on planting for a season I’d still add compost and seed it with good nitrogen fixing cover crop. The cover crops can be turned over and worked back into the soil to decompose before your next full amendment and planting.
At a minimum I’d still add and work in some compost to an unused bed and cover with some leaf mulch, or straw. Never leave your ground uncovered or completely fallow for a season.