Seaweed as Fertiliser Pt. 2

Seaweed products are valuable sources of fertility for garden soil.  Click on the image below for a video which is the second part of a Sustainable…

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Seaweed as Fertiliser Pt. 1

Seaweed is a valuable source of minerals which are necessary for plant growth.   Click on the image below for a video which is the first part of a…

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Feeding Your Plants

Gardening is a bit like life really... the more you know, the more you know you don’t know. It can be so full of hits and misses, trials and errors,…

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Green Manure

If you have a bit of space in your garden, growing green manures or cover crops is a great way to improve soil fertility and add organic matter to…

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Could manures, composts or mulch damage plants?

As sustainable gardeners we are probably relying quite a bit on commercially sourced compost, manures and mulch to help promote healthy plant growth.…

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Plant Nutrients Explained

Although SGA recommends primarily using organic material such as compost and manures to promote fertility, it's worth thinking in more detail about…

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Tips for Starting an Organic Garden

Just beginning to garden on an empty piece of land?  Or making over an existing one? It can be confusing if you consult magazines or websites to know…

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To Chop’n’Drop or Not

If you haven’t heard about “chop’n’drop” you can probably work out roughly what it means i.e. when pruning shrubs, trees or pretty much any plant,…

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Seaweed Extracts for the Garden

The term “seaweeds” here to refers to macroalgae – the kind you see clinging to rocks at low tide, or in beautiful subtidal gardens (these can also…

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Why Sustainable Gardening?

Some people might ask why SGA talks about sustainable gardening rather than just gardening. The fact is that horticulture in the hands of home…

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