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Improving your soil

How important is good soil? 

The answer is very important and there is plenty to cover in this large topic… 

A truly sustainable garden is one that recycles all that it produces, and nothing is easier than recycling all those vegetable scraps, fallen leaves and spent plants. 

One of the many benefits of improving your soil is the delicious vegetables you will produce throughout the summer by improving your soil's water holding capacity with super soil structure. 

Read on to find out more about the importance of healthy soil and ways you can create this in your garden.

All about soil

Bill Bampton talks about soil structures and why many garden problems begin ‘down under’.

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How Carbon Creates Soils

World organic expert Dr. Christine Jones talks about the life-giving link between carbon and healthy topsoil.

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How to make compost

Learn about composting - making soils and mulches. Turning your green waste into plant food.

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Organic gardening - growing your own fertility

Sharing a gardener’s perspective on building fertility the organic way.

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How to Test soil pH levels - Diggers tutorial

Which natural soil improver should I use?

Shop fertiliser and soil improvers

Healthy soil is the key to healthy, disease-resistant plants. Our range of soil improvers includes Diggers own formulations as well as a wide range of fertiliser to suit your plants.

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Soils Q&A

Hugh Hunkin answers your questions about soils and why they are at the root of most gardening problems.

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Biochar explained

There’s been a lot of talk about Biochar, but what is it? How is it made? And what does it do?

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