Use Autumn’s Bounty To Improve Your Soil

I know I have been posting quite a bit about gardeningAutumn tree - orange and red Chinese pistachio April 2013 recently, but this is because autumn is a busy time in the garden.

The main reason for this is because you are doing the last of the warm-season gardening while preparing your garden for the coming cold.

Today’s post is about a longer-term project. Continue reading

How To Improve Your Soil Without Breaking Your Back

I posted a while back on how the quality of the soilRed wriggler compost worm and vermicompost April 2013 in which food grows affects the quality of our food.  In fact, this applies to most plants.

I stressed the importance of feeding your soil to keep it healthy.

When we feed our soil we are Continue reading

5 Keys To Your Garden Surviving Summer

In the southern hemisphere, summer is just upon us – if it hasn’t already arrived.

Summer is the most productive time in the garden.  It’s when most of our fruit, vegetables and flowers grow.

Unfortunately, it can also be very challenging…especially if you live in a place with hot, dry, windy summers like I do. (I live in Canberra, capital of Australia). Continue reading

Soiled Rotten!

It’s under your feet.  Soil.  You may take it for granted.  But did you know that, just like you and our wider planet, soil can be healthy or unhealthy? Continue reading