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A week of organic matter cartoons to ponder …

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

Spread the organic matter this weekend …

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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