You’ll need (based on 1 x 2m vegie patch):
– Agricultural lime
– 5 handfuls of gypsum
– ½ bucket of charcoal
– 2 x 25 litre bags of cow manure
– 2 x 25 litre bags of poultry manure
– 1 x barrow of compost (substitute mushroom compost if you don’t have your own)
– 3 handfuls of blood and bone
– 3 handfuls or worm castings
– A selection of vegetables. Tino used 6 seedlings of kohlrabi and 6 seedlings of perpetual spinach.
– Mark out a 1m x 2m patch somewhere in the sun where you want to grow vegetables.
– Apply agricultural lime as per instructions on bag then wait a few weeks.
– Turn the soil over using a spade to about 30cm deep (more if your soil is very heavy).
– Remove any rocks and roots.
– Spread gypsum, charcoal, manures, compost, blood and bone and worm castings evenly across the plot, then fork over thoroughly and mix well.
– Water thoroughly and let sit for a few weeks if possible before planting.
– Plant vegetable seedlings and water well.
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