Would tilling in vegetable scraps into soil really make it very organic?
Tilling is garden residue will increase your organic matter and make the tilth of the soil much much nicer. But it is not a good idea to leave large carrot pieces, potato peelings, etc in you garden because it takes about 18 to 24 months for these thing to break down and be of use to your soil. Such things will also attract critters who start digging rather large holes in your garden looking for the tasty morsels What you want to do is make compost with these things. Compost is excellent to add to your soil. I will put down compost at least 3 times a year. Compost is made from the veggie peelings plus crop residue and animal manure. You make a pile out of these items, add water, cover and it will heat up. When it is at 115F it is time to turn the compost and let it heat up again. keep doing this until you have black dirt. other things you can do to feed your soil is grow green manure crops such as clover, vetch, annual rye, buckwheat, oats, field peas, etc.. and instead of harvesting t