It is always around this time of year as I am slowly starting to put the garden to bed that I ask myself the question ‘what can I put directly on my soil that will break down over winter and that will provide the soil  with nutrients and a better texture ready for next year’s flowers, fruits and vegetables and that doesn’t cost the earth?’

Well, here are some options:

  • Leaf litter.
  • Grass clippings.
  • Compost.
  • Straw.
  • Wood chips.
  • Other plant material such as weeds, cornstalks.
  • Cover crops that are grown from seeds which are then dug into the soil such as Clover.
  • Wood ashes from a wood burning fire.
  • Manure.

And by doing this, hopefully this will help our plants to produce more fruits, flowers and foliage next year.

In the meantime, please do take a look at our shop for your garden sundries or garden plant requirements.