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

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