Mind your soil And mind how you tend your garden The past nine months since we moved back to Australia have been dry. Frighteningly so, especially after coming from the lush greenness of Ireland. In the past few weeks, considerable consistent rain has fallen. For soil to cycle well, it needs moisture. Without moisture it’s very hard for microbes in the soil to do their work. Healthy soils are bursting full of microbes, there are literally billions of them even in a teaspoon of healthy soil. As the rain falls, growth occurs. Depending on the health of the soil that could be a diverse mix of native grasses or it could be a paddock full of thistles.
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