Tips from the garden

Spring time is a good time to improve the condition of your soil by mulching over the soil and around your plants with at least 5cm of good organic matter.  This helps keep in moisture, suppress weeds, improves soil structure for plant roots and adds nutrients for plant health and beneficial organisms in your soil.  Your soil is your most important natural resource so it’s worth taking time to improve it’s condition at this time of year.  Our own newly built compost bins in the Healing Grden will enable us to use our own ‘homemade’ compost in the future which improves our sustainability and we think will be by far the best form of mulch for us.