OM is all you need

For the past few years I’ve been steadily knocking off the plastic in the garden shed. I’m still on the job – not quite plastic free, but getting there. The thing is to take it one product at a time. There’s a bit of effort in researching a replacement… if indeed you need one, you […]

An autumn compost is a strong start to a spring bed

I love a quick job with big outcomes – autumn compost piles are just that. They’re easily put together, followed by put your feet up and let nature do the work. Use them as a spray free, no sweat, most excellent way to begin a new spring garden bed – read on! Autumn is heaven […]

How to Sow a Greencrop

Last week Helen wrote me asking (among other things), how to sow a greencrop. How remiss of me to have never written this up – given as I adore greencrops to bits. So thanks for reminding me Helen – this one’s for you. First up we must ready our ground. The main thing is there […]

A simple test for soil moisture

One of my most oft asked questions is “How much should I water?” The amount of water required in your garden is unique to your soil and your climate, so it’s a question I cannot possibly answer. You, however, can answer it yourself by doing this quick and easy test before you water. No kit […]