Menu Index: Soil building and composting

Harvesting worm castings from your worm farm video

This is a video about how to harvest free fertiliser from a domestic worm farm. Stackable worm farms are readily available from nurseries and hardware outlets and are an outstanding way of recycling the nutrients and organic matter from your domestic kitchen scraps. Angus shows you how to harvest the worm castings that work well […]

Cold composting

Cold Composting In every garden and neighbourhood there is an abundance of organic matter around such as deciduous leaves, strips of bark, prunings and accumulated lawn clippings. There are a few ways of recycling this valuable resource for your garden. One of the easiest ideas is to make a cold compost pile where all this […]

Composting tips

Composting made simple Bury your scraps– If it is impossible to have a compost bin or heap a simple alternative is to dig a shallow hole and bury your organic waste. The earthworms will multiply in the soil and digest the added material as well as cultivate it for you. You will probably get vegetables […]

Getting started with worm farms

If you feel a twinge of guilt every time you throw those organic materials such as vegetable peelings into the bin then it is time to consider starting a worm farm. Anything organic can be put into a worm farm, however, it is important not to drown the worms with too much ‘€˜wet’€™ kitchen waste, […]

How to fertilise your garden

The beginning of spring is the perfect time to feed most of the plants in your garden. The first step is to ask a question about which plants need feeding and whether it is necessary. The concept of climate change and decreasing resources has led many to question the sustainability of the traditional garden. Perhaps […]

Using seaweed products in the garden

What are the benefits of seaweed products in the garden? Seaweeds and their various derivatives are some of the more interesting organic materials that can be used to help create healthier, more sustainable soils and plants. In order to better understand how such materials work it is useful to ponder the nature of seaweeds. Seaweeds […]