Grow plants and vegetation in your garden? Remember that good topsoil means good growing. For plants to thrive - topsoil is essential.
Courgette can take a real hammering from powdery mildew. Here are a few resistant varieties and methods for minimising infection.
What's the best method for warming soil? The temperature of soil is an important factor for yielding a productive and early crop. Warm soil will speed up the growing process and give you a head start this Spring.
You have no-doubt heard of the benefits of using earth worms to help break down green waste and convert it to superb compost. Worms are great allies for the gardener - in fact, if all worms on the planet died (as with bees), life as we know it would cease.
You can never have too much compost. Organic materials mixed into your soil will improve structure, balance drainage and increase nutrients. Bacteria and other friendly soil dwelling creatures such as earth worms will also benefit from compost as a mulch (left on the surface), or partially dug-in.