Category Archives for Soil Cultivation

Soil Types

Doing the Groundwork Soil Soil doesn’t look very exciting, but it provides the heart of the garden. It is like a supermarket, supplying water, air and food to the plants it has growing in it. It also gives roots something … Continue reading

26. May 2014 by admin
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Organic Soil Treatment for Your Garden Soil

Soil treatment Organic soil management is not quite as straightforward as organic pest control when it comes to changing over from normal modern methods. You must find out what your soil type is — remembering that it can vary appreciably … Continue reading

21. July 2011 by admin
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Draining Waterlogged Soil

No vegetables or fruits will thrive in soil that remains wet for much of the year. Their roots will be starved of oxygen and it will be difficult to carry out cultivation work at the correct time. Signs of water-logging … Continue reading

04. June 2011 by admin
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Digging and Cultivating Methods for Thriving Crops

Digging and cultivating Thorough cultivations and good drainage help to provide the conditions in which crops will thrive. Tackled the right way, the work need not be as heavy as many beginners believe. Why dig? Digging is the first stage … Continue reading

04. June 2011 by admin
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Single Digging and Double Digging Guide

    Single digging on bare ground 1. Dig a trench across one of the narrower sides of the plot, moving the soil to the far end. Make the trench about 2-3in ( 50-75 mm) wider from front to back … Continue reading

04. June 2011 by admin
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Making Your Own Compost

When you make a compost heap, you are doing what nature does all the time — turning the remains of dead plants into food for yet more plants. If the heap is well made, with a mixture of leaves and … Continue reading

04. June 2011 by admin
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Soil Quality and Soil Testing

Soils and manures More than any other factor, the quality of your soil will determine how successful you are in growing fruit and vegetables. Fortunately, practically every type of land can be made to yield good crops. But to make … Continue reading

04. June 2011 by admin
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