Soil Essentials #4 - Organisms
Did you know that about 25% of the organisms on earth live in the soil? Pretty amazing huh? Listen to my podcast for more information about how important soil health is.
Our soil needs micro-organisms to turn substances in the soil into nutrients which are in a form that plants can absorb. They are crucial for soil health. Like plants, they need matter, air and water in the soil (read back over my posts).
But you also need to mulch your soil to help keep these creatures alive. This prevents the soil drying out and the micro-organisms dying or moving on to another area.
Make sure your mulch is at least 3cm thick.