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Mulch Part 3

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Mulch Part 3 The key to your soil health is living thriving microbes. Like all livestock, microbes need to be nurtured, sheltered and they need to be fed, a lot. High quality feed usually grows better beasts and so it is with microbes. You get out what you put in.  Mulches can be beneficial, or […]

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Mulch Part 2

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A simple way to revive a lacklustre tree is to clear competitive grasses and mulch it. If you have normal grasses around the trunk and drip line, then a super low mow will do the job. Water deeply, the night before, then heavily mulch (200mm+) from the trunk out to the drip line with woody feeder mulch.

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Mulch Part 1

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Mulch plays a critical role in every ecosystem on earth. It comes in many forms, but the same thing happens where the mulch touches the surface of the soil. Theres a party going on for the roots of your plants. 

If you aren’t using mulch you are growing in dirt, not soil.

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Raised Beds

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If you’ve ever stood next to a shed in summer, or metal fence, you’ve felt heat transfer. In a raised metal garden, the heat is transferred to the soil and plant roots, ok for spring but not summer, or winter.

Freezing temps will transfer into your raised soil. Smaller beds might freeze through, stunting winter veggies and if your raised beds don’t get morning sun, they

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The hero of summer vegetable gardens everywhere, but growing tomatoes in our Unpredictable Highland Climate, can be frustrating and unproductive. A bit of know-how, applied logic and good timing, you’ll get a crop by Christmas, probably…

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