Angie's Garden Calendar August
It’s still winter and in many areas gardeners will experience low temperatures and frosty conditions for a while yet. But the good news is that winter is almost over, so it’s time to get ready for a delightfully productive spring.
2015 is the International Year of Soils. The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations has several key messages as part of this special year, including that healthy soils are the basis for healthy food production, soils help combat and adapt to climate change by playing a key role in the carbon cycle and that soils help support our planet’s biodiversity. Home gardeners can play a part by caring for their own soil by making compost, incorporating organic matter and using mulch.
For more information on the International Year of Soils head to www.fao.org
For a complete guide to August gardening, refer to the articles below:
The Yates Product of the Month for August 2015 is Yates Dynamic Lifter Organic Plant Food.