Fertiliser & Soil

Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 28 April 2021

Biofumigation is an organic way of reducing soil-borne diseases while also improving soil quality and nutrient levels. This article explains how it works, and gives a simple seven-step guide to using the technique.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 11 April 2021

How to use baking soda, vinegar, worms, and your bare hands to test your garden soil's composition, organic mix, drainage, and pH.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 11 March 2021

Compost tea is a thrifty way of recycling weeds and other garden waste, turning them into a nutrient-rich liquid fertiliser for your plants. This article explains how to make it and how to use it effectively.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 19 February 2021

Foliar feeding offers an express route to giving plants the nutrients they need. This article explains when and how to do it for the best effects.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 15 February 2020

Plants rely on a wide range of nutrients for health. How can you tell if your soil isn't providing everything they need? Here's how to spot the most common nutrient deficiencies in home gardens.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 15 January 2020

Effective use of fertiliser is an essential technique for getting the most out of your garden and its plants. However, there's much more to it than opening a bottle of plant feed and spreading the contents liberally over the soil.


Author: By The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 18 June 2019

A garden can have soil ranging from heavy clay to coarse sand, and this structure has an impact on almost everything you do. This article explains the different soil types you might encounter, how to identify them, and how to improve them.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 29 May 2019

Many gardeners consider soil pH an advanced topic, but you don't need a chemistry degree to enjoy the benefits of a balanced pH. This article explains what pH is, why it matters, and how to work with it in your garden.


Author: Bob Drummond   Date Posted: 5 September 2018

Even if you choose not to maintain a compost pile, you can utilise some common kitchen waste that does not require composting before use. Rather than waste them by throwing away all of their precious nutrients, add them to your garden.


Author: Jennifer Charlotte   Date Posted: 3 April 2018

A healthy, nutrient-rich soil is a vegetable grower's best friend. Green manure offers a sustainable way of improving your soil year on year for very little effort, and this article explains how to begin.


Author: John Mauger   Date Posted: 8 April 2016

Sometimes called ‘compost tea’, 'liquid manure' or 'manure tea', homemade liquid fertiliser is very easily prepared and is an ideal source of nutrients to give your plants a boost during the growing season.


Author: Ros   Date Posted: 25 June 2014

Green compost is known as green manure. Its a is a way to enrich the soil by planting nitrogen giving and nutrient dense crops. The crop is gently tilled into the soil when it is almost ready to harvest, usually just before it flowers.


Your soil is one of the keys to healthy plants and good growth, if it is not correct for the type of plant you just won’t get the results you are looking for. Soil is a living thing and needs to be looked after.

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