Soil & Plant Cultivation
Looking for tips, tricks and inspiration on soil and plant cultivation? If so, you'll find some great information and advice from our gardening blog below. There are various articles on soil and plant cultivation so that you can get the most out of your garden, in the best way! Find out everything from the best way to create a compost box to soil types and information about cultivation that you might not have expected.
Gardening Advice on Soil & Plant Cultivation
Ready for some soil and plant cultivation tips? Read through the articles below for some great advice. Once you're all up to date and ready to get your garden in shape, visit your local garden centre!
How to Practice Crop Rotation
You must have heard farmers and green thumb owners praise crop rotation to death and wondered what it might be. Well, wonder no more because we are here to solve this mystery for you! Practising rotation means growing different groups of vegetables in different areas of a vegetable plot. Since the practice continues over several years, it can prevent problems that arise from growing the same crop, for instance, pests and diseases. Additionally, the vegetables being grown are arranged based on their cultivation needs.
Turn your compost bins17-07-2015
Turn your compost bins to get the rotting process going strong so you can be barrowing lovely, rich crumbly mulch onto your garden as soon as possible.
Test your soil before you sow27-03-2015
Test your soil before you sow as one of the easiest mistakes to make at this time of year is being too quick off the mark sowing seed outdoors.
Build a composting area20-02-2015
Build a composting area in a corner of your garden and you'll never regret it. In goes kitchen peelings, garden prunings and autumn leaves; out comes lovely, crumbly black gold, rich and ready to spread on the garden to feed your plants.
Invest in a heated propagator23-01-2015
Invest in a heated propagator and you'll transform your seed-sowing life this spring. Getting going early is essential to allow long-season veg like peppers, chillies and aubergines enough time to grow and ripen fruit.
Test your soil11-11-2014
Test your soil to find out what will grow best in your garden. Whenever you take on a new garden, finding out the acidity – or pH – of your soil should be high on the priority list. Even if you've been growing on the same spot for a while, testing soil regularly keeps tabs on any gradual changes.