Feeding and Composting
The soil has been conditioned with Mushroom compost prior to planting. It is not necessary to add any more fertilizer in the coming season.
In future years an application of bulky organic matter such as Mushroom compost, well rotted horse manure, or garden compost should be spread out to a depth of approx. 5cm over all planting areas in winter (after all foliage and leaves have died and been removed). Nutrients will be slowly released into the soil and earthworms will incorporate the organic matter.
NB. Do not apply compost when soil is frozen.
There is no substitute for feeding and soil conditioning your garden with bulky organic compost that not only provides a slow release food for plants but also improves the texture, air circulation, moisture levels and drainage of the soil
The inclusion of a compost heap in the garden is very important. Valuable organic matter can be created from kitchen and garden waste and the amount of rubbish being put out for the dustmen or taken to the dump is greatly reduced. Where space allows we advise that two wooden compost bins are used.