The bottom line for topsoil: value its benefits before it’s dug to death
Staying in touch with the soil can help to make us happier and save the planet
Finish pruning summer-fruiting blackberries to encourage them to grow new canes next spring.
Hidden in just a teaspoon of healthy garden soil are countless naturally-occurring, beneficial micro-organisms.
Some experts predict that in less than 60 years, the world’s stores of topsoil will have run out.
Digging only when strictly necessary can help to preserve the soil.
Did you know that “dirt” – by which I mean soil – is the new Prozac? It’s all down to a rather remarkable, naturally-occurring soil bacterium by the name of Mycobacterium vaccae, which has been proven by scientists to have a mood-enhancing, serotonin-boosting effect similar to that of anti-depressants.