What does it take to keep you veggie patch happy and healthy? Vital Veggies Roger and Sally have all the answers.

Benefits of Composting
Enriches soil, helping retain moisture and suppress plant diseases and pests. Encourages the production of beneficial bacteria and fungi that break down organic matter to create humus, a rich nutrient-filled material. Reduces methane emissions from landfills and lowers your carbon footprint. Need to keep veggie garden productive.

Compost helps improve all soil types, especially sandy and heavy clay soils. A garden with sandy soil has very little water and nutrient retention. … In loose, sandy soil compost helps to bind these particles together and increase the soil’s ability to retain moisture and nutrients.

Soils that contain lots of decomposed organic matter, like compost, can store more food for the plants and release it to them as they need it. Unless you are lucky enough to have very rich soil already, you’ll probably find that the beans grew faster and stronger in the pot that had compost added to the soil.

For more great food growing information, head to the Vital Veggies website.






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In the Garden is an exciting new local South Australian TV program on Channel 9 this Summer & next Autumn showcasing the best ‘green’ stories this state has to tell. Check out the latest in garden trends, new plants and top tips to keep those gardens blooming.