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Carol Klein demonstrates how to add mulch to beds and borders to enrich the soil and ensure healthy plants.spring and autumnCarolMore ways to improve soilImproving soil with green manure.How to feed plants.Improving your soil.Making a soil sieve.
Watering canMay-September20 minutes to prepare the feedHarvest comfrey leaves from the base of established plants. The hairy leaves can irritate the skin, so wear gloves if necessary.Remove flowers and tough stems, then chop up the leaves and pack them tightly
's important to provide them with supplementary fertiliser. The basic nutrients required by plants are nitrogen (N) for leaf and stem growth, phosphorus (P) for root growth and potassium (K) for flowers, fruit and to maintain healthy growth. Fertiliser