Give soil a boost

Gardeners' World - - Fruit & Veg -

A mulch of ma­nure or gar­den com­post will not only im­prove your soil’s struc­ture and nutri­ent lev­els, it will also add micro­organ­isms that are vi­tal for healthy plant growth. The veg­etable plot needs this more than per­ma­nently planted borders, be­cause reg­u­lar crop­ping de­pletes the soil of or­ganic mat­ter and nu­tri­ents. Sim­ply spread the com­posted or­ganic mat­ter on the soil sur­face, where worms and bugs will drag it into the root zone over the com­ing weeks, so your soil is in good shape for plant­ing in spring.

Im­prove next year’s crops by adding or­ganic mat­ter to soil

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