Types of organic matter for soil

David Hurrion takes you through the different types of organic matter for improving soil, and explains their pros and cons.

Do it:

Feb, Mar, Apr, Sep, Oct, Nov

Overview

Using the right organic matter will not only improve the structure of your soil, but is also key to getting the best results from the plants you grow. This video takes you through some of the basic forms of organic matter, including rotted horse manure and homemade compost, and explains where they're best used.

Advertisement

Related video inspiration

Advertisement

Discover more ideas and inspiration

Related content

Test your soil texture

Growing parsley

How to grow mint in pots

Related offers

Offer

Subscriber only content

Buy one, get one free

Save over £27 when you buy any duo fruit tree for £19.99 and get another one free. Plus, you'll also receive a free planting kit for each tree with your order. Enter code at checkout to claim this offer.

Unlock now

Offer

3 for 2, plus free seeds

Order any three packs of veg plants from a special selection at Mr Fothergill's and the cheapest will be free. Plus, you'll also receive a collection of herb seeds (worth over £15) free with your order.

Use code: GWF17MAR

Order now

Offer

Chilli collection - save 25%

Save 25 per cent on this hot chilli pepper collection, comprising four fiery varieties - 'Apache', 'Firebell', 'Jalapeño' and 'Norfolk Naga' - for just £5.99.

Use code: GWCP2

Order now