4. Making Compost
Food for Soil.
Organic matter is the food of the soil and essential to growing great flowers.
Every year our soil gets better and better as we add more organic matter. I believe the best organic matter is that you make from materials from your own plots.
I compost all our stems, floristry leftovers and most weeds to create soil conditioning compost to improve our soils water and nutrient retaining qualities. We have a sandy loam soil which is very easy to work but it doesn’t hold moisture or nutrients well. Soils have improved by adding compost when a bed is cleared or to mulch around permanent planting.
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