Gardeners have been making their own organic liquid plant food for years. Pretty much everybody knows that if you put Comfrey or Nettles in to a bucket with some water and seal the lid you’ll get an apocalyptic, plot wars inducing, foul smelling liquid that’s more nutritious than farmyard manure (FYM) and comes in an …

Generally when it comes to bacteria and microbes we’d be referring to the aerobic type you’d hope to produce in a Compost Tea (AACT) system, the reason being that the presence of anaerobic bacteria in these systems are nearly always ‘bad news’. However there are useful anaerobes out there and it is very much worth …

Many of us already know the virtues of worm castings present in your growing medium. They’re especially helpful when we’re growing in an environment where it isn’t practical to naturally encourage the worms in to the rhizosphere – or at least not in the numbers we’d like! Indoor gardening, container gardening and hydroponics would be …

The main thing to keep in mind when you apply mycorrhizae is that it only takes one spore to infect the whole root system, so we can say that there’s not really a right and wrong way to apply it so long as you can come up with a way of making sure that at …

I wonder how many gardeners think about giving plant roots a breath of fresh air?? I don’t mean yanking it out of the soil and waving it in the breeze! But do you realise that if you have well drained soil and you give your plants a ‘good drink’ you might also be giving the …