April In The Greenhouse

The greenhouse soil has worked hard in the summer heat, and needs a bit of love before planting the next lot of crops out. Create space in the greenhouse There’s no need to pull summer crops out – if they’re still producing leave them in and pave the way for the new by freeing up […]

My Favourite Biological Brew

The health of all life above ground – you, me and our crops included, rests on the shoulders of the trillions of tiny organisms – the bacteria, fungi, protozoa, nematodes et all that inhabit healthy soil. These microscopic critters are in constant motion performing checks and balances that counteract our often diabolical actions and restore […]

Soil Prep for Winter Crops

Hungry winter crops like leeks, broccoli and cabbage need awesome soil. Check in with it before planting out by grabbing a handful and squeezing it. If it looks kinda like the picture above – a nice moist crumbly chocolate brownie – then you are on a win. Further evidence of soil thats good enough to […]

Natural, Simple Ways to Keep Your Soil in Good Heart

Keeping soil in good heart is tough when water has been sparse. By March, soil can be beaten and bruised making it tricky to get hungry winter brassicas planted out. Learning how to keep soil in good nick is the main part of our gardening journey. It takes time! So don’t beat yourself up if […]