To improve the soil

To improve the soil

Here and there throughout the garden, my daughter and I are planting faba beans. We will let them grow till harvest and then dig the stems back into the soil to add organic matter to it.

Soil Structure

Soil Structure

When the ¬†desire to garden hits then I want nothing to stand in my way…except that if the soil is wet, then wait I must. Soil structure is diminished if you cultivate a soil when wet and if you stand…

Nitrogen Fix

Nitrogen Fix

I like to give myself and the garden a bit of a break in winter so I tend to grow a modest crop. Instead the focus for me is on replenishing the soil with nitrogen. For that reason peas and…

Autumn is for rejuvenating and fattening my garden.

Autumn is for rejuvenating and fattening my garden.

At this time of the year I try to focus on replenishing my soil with nutrients, sowing green manures, cleaning out summer plants, and pruning berry plants. The largest garden bed has been cleared and broad beans sown to increase…