Category Archives: Garden health

organic and ecological ways to keep the garden in good shape

NO DIG Gardening

At this time of the year Gardeners are often told dig over your plots now and the icy winter will break down the clumps into a fine fertile tilth. but if its not that cold a winter that wont happen … Continue reading

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Headache-free homemade rooting hormone

Willows (salix spp) are famed as the precursor of aspirin and other pain relief medicines due to their content of Salicylic acid which works by inhibiting the production of those prostaglandins that sensitize nerve endings to pain. Within plants containing … Continue reading

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getting a brew on – how to make some compost tea

Making a tea of your compost or manure makes it go further. Compost tea is great as a foliar spray to feed plants and supress foliar diseases whereas manure tea is best as a soil drench to invigorate or rejuvenate … Continue reading

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Letting the grass grow under your feet is no bad thing

There is an old saying that the best thing about a lawn is that it provides a place where weeds can stand out and be recognized. And that myth of a high maintenance patch of green that exploded into weeds … Continue reading

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