The large vegetable patch
At Limpinwood, in the Gold Coast hinterland, the owners of the property have set aside an area 20 x 30 metres to grow vegetables organically for their own use and to share with friends and family.
The soil is typical red: friable but lacking in organic matter, nutrients and microbes. Some crops had been grown successfully, others not so well. We began a program of soil improvement techniques using compost, manures, organic fertilizers, and microbial products. The result has been extremely good.