Even if you have the best quality soil in the world, eventually it’s going to need a boost in nutrients, especially if you have been using it consistently and have had plants sucking the goodies out of it. Replacing these nutrients can be done by nourishing your soil. Fertiliser should not be mistaken as plant […]
The structure and fertility of any garden soil can be improved by adding organic matter in the form of compost, manure, leaf mold, or similar materials. This organic matter is food for the microorganisms that transform soil into humus. The process is quite simple: without food, the microorganisms cannot thrive; without microorganisms, there is no production of humus. The higher the humus content, the more friable the soil, and friable (easily crumbled) soil is what you want for your plants.