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Everyone loves a freebie, even if it’s a little smelly …

There are lots of reasons to feed your soil – improving it for better flower and crop production is one!

Some organic matter can be expensive, three bags for the price of two makes it a bit cheaper …. but home-made compost is FREE!

Whatever organic matter you feed to the soil, it will help to improve its structure, add vital nutrients, and help absorb and retain water during the dry months. Home-made compost is free. Acquiring well-rotted manure can be … (from horse to pig manure, and pelleted chicken manure – these are popular for feeding garden soils). If you have a bare patch, try growing green manures, to later dig into the soil before they flower.

That’s enough from the worms, here’s some tip-top advise from the experts

Gardener’s World talk about feeding your soil

Great direction, packed full of links and further reading

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Great advice and full of quick and simple tips too, for example … don’t cut into tender plants or evergreens right now as their top growth provides insulation from penetrating cold.

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