Index

Why make compost, how to set up a compost heap, how to avoid vermin
Compost heap enclosures, shredders, tools and additives
Composting with clay
Making a simple fungi-rich compost

Fertilisers and soil conditioners
A simple fermented liquid that adds micro-organisms to your soil
How to make bokashi
Complete organic fertiliser: a simple version , Steve Solomon's recipe
Why fertilisers are needed
Biochar: biochar and charcoal (see home-made potting soil recipe) , Biochar (at the end of the post)
Green manure

Food gardening methods
Crop rotation
Hothouses:  The benefits of a hothouse , Hothouse Practices
Moon planting
Starting a new food garden

Fruit and Berries
Better pollination, bigger crops
Figs: Getting the best out of your fig tree - Part 1, Part 2  , fig trees in pots
Fruit trees , when to plant
spraying for leaf curl
Pruning berries
Making the most of my raspberries
Passion Fruit
Grafting: A Look at Grafting , Renovating an Apple Tree
Bananas
Brown rot
Strawberries

And now improve your soil biology
Book review of The Intelligent Gardener
Microbes in your soil: Twelve simple food-gardening practices , improving your soil biology
Mulching: Why and How
Soils ain't Soils
Testing the pH of your soil
A homemade potting soil

Seed and Sowing
Sowing in pots and punnets
Sowing in your garden
Seed saving
How to make your own seed tapes

Structures and technology
Compost heap enclosures
How to build a wicking bed
Hothouses: The benefits of a hothouse , Hothouse Practices , Sharing hothouse skills
Irrigation timers
Shredders

Vegetables
Asparagus
Broadbeans: staggering planting
Brassicas: removing butterflies and moths , caterpillars
Brussels Sprouts
Celeriac: celeriac experiment , celeriac update , celeriac - harvest time
Garlic: watering , when to plant
Kohlrabi
Leeks: how to grow , when to plant , heeling in leeks
Ocas (New Zealand Yam)
Peas:  How to grow Peas , collecting pea seed
Potatoes: Varieties , How to grow potatoes , Pruning potato foliage
Pumpkin: why am I not getting any pumpkins? , small pumpkin varieties ,
Tomatoes: saving tomato seed , sowing tomatoes , pollinating tomatoes
When to sow and plant