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Grow in a raised garden

10 Jul, 2018

A raised garden bed can often be a great way to grow herbs, fruit and veg at home, and terraced garden beds make a garden design interesting and functional.

When filling your raised garden or backfilling a terrace, you will want to ensure you use a product that resists compaction and is free of weed seeds.

Jeffries Veggie & Garden Soil is the perfect blend of Organic Compost and loamy soil to resist compaction, retain moisture and add nutrients for healthy soil (and healthy plants). It is also a good option if your veggie garden or plants are going up the wall in a vertical garden. Topped with Jeffries Forest Mulch or Recover Mulch (with added Blood and Bone), your garden will also resist drying out and keep adding nutrients throughout the season.

Future-proofing your raised garden bed

Made with enough organic matter, your raised garden bed should never need digging. Because they are not walked on, the soil should remain loose and friable so that weeds are easily pulled out and your plants will flourish. In following seasons, do not turn over the soil, just add organic compost to the surface and another layer of mulch — adding nutrients for your soil and plants and covering any wayward weed seeds.


A close look at the nutrition of Jeffries CulChar

A close look at the nutrition of Jeffries CulChar

Jeffries latest innovation, Jeffries CulChar, is a complete, certified organic, slow-release fertiliser, including essential trace elements and minerals. The inclusion of Jeffries BioChar works together with the organic carbon of the included compost as a long-term soil conditioner. Jeffries CulChar is a very complete and cost-effective nutritional offer that is safe to use in direct contact with plants and their root systems.

Let’s take a closer look at how Jeffries CulChar works and compare how it performs next to other organic fertiliser alternatives.

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How compost reduces irrigation requirements and conserves water

How compost reduces irrigation requirements and conserves water

One major advantage of compost is its ability to hold moisture, retain it for longer, increase the amount of water available to plant roots, and minimise the need for irrigation. Ultimately, improving water saving practices and reducing economic overheads for farmers. But how exactly does it do this?

If we dig deeper, we find that compost helps to save on water in a few different ways.

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