Kitchen Garden–Setting Up And Maintaining For Self Sufficiency

Productivity of a garden, especially the kitchen garden, rests on maintaining and improving soil fertility and structure. The 3 essentials are: (1) organic manuring (2) liming (3) fertilising Under cultivation the organic soil content is lost more quickly than it is replaced. In light soils this means loss in moisture-retentiveness; in heavy, loss in aeration; … Read more

Soil Improvement–Mulching, Manuring, Composting And Fertilising

The quality and richness of the soil is vital for food production in a self-sufficiency set up. Without good soil you cannot expect to grow good crops. Treat it as though it were your bank account and remember that you cannot keep drawing cheques unless you pay some money in from time to time. Fortunately … Read more