Advice on Building Healthy Soil

Advice on Building Healthy Soil

Soil is a blend of organic material, water, air, and minerals. The organic matter comes from plant roots, microorganisms, and decaying plants and animals. When the organic material decays it feeds the plants that are growing in the soil.  Try to picture your soil as a living being, it needs to breathe, retain moisture and provide a good food supply to all the microorganisms, insects and other members of this intricate community. 

Ways to create a humus rich soil are; by adding compost, mulch, organic fertilisers, manures, and growing green manures.

Fairy wren can help you understand the basics of building healthy soil and get you started.