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A post on behalf of soil for life

Hi Sprig blog Thought you might be interested in posting this good hearted appeal from Soil for Life that I came across. Yours in getting your hands dirty Louise ::: Western Cape-based NGO, Soil for Life exists to help alleviate poverty and hunger in the area by teaching people to grow their own food. We’d […]

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Blanket of leaves and flowers.

Winter soil

Winter is a great time for the soil in your garden.  Plants stop growing and taking nutrients out.  They also shed leaves and or flowers which form a blanket on the ground, slowly rotting and releasing nutrients back into the soil.  So, put away your rake and let nature do its work!

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Kitchen gardening course

An interesting course being held at the Durban Botanic Gardens, details below. Why kitchen gardening? Kitchen Gardeners are food lovers and true gastronomes of the highest order. The enjoyment of food is a complete experience extending beyond the plate to the soil, taking in the natural processes and cycles responsible for the source of good […]

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The importance of feeding your soil (or why not to rake)

When we first move into our house we inherited a gardener who was very old-school in his methods.  His idea of a job well done was a cleanly-raked garden with all the leaves, twigs and plant matter bagged for the Municipality to collect.  As a consequence of this, the soil was sandy, red in colour […]

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