Angelo’s food growing articles

 

When Angelo Eliades, from Preston, blogs about something, it is usually well worth reading. Here is a list of his posts which relate to food growing.

Planning
Growing media
  1. How to improve drainage in plant pots, the proper way to do it!
  2. Understanding soil pH and how it affects plant nutrient availability.
  3. How to change soil ph in organic gardening.
  4. Three simple soil tests to determine what type of soil you have.
  5. Is rabbit manure good to use in the garden?.
  6. What materials can you put into your compost bin and what not to compost.
  7. What are the best rocks to use for building wicking beds?
  8. Should you put gravel or rocks at the bottom of plant pots for drainage?.
  9. How far do large tree roots extend?.
  10. Chop and drop gardening (sheet composting).
  11. The difference between soft and hard mulches.
  12. Rooting edible plant cuttings in water.
  13. Seed raising mix – does it work?
  14. Starting annual vegetable seedlings indoors
  15. Understanding fertilisers – how and when to feed your garden.
  16. Biochar ancient origins, modern inspirations.
  17. Hot compost – composting in 18 days.
  18. Bokashi soil generator – turn food waste into nutrient-rich soil.
  19. Bokashi composting – how to process waste that can’t go in your compost or worm farm.
Growing structures
Fruit trees
Specific plants
Problems
  1. How to identify and treat herbicide contamination of commercial soil, compost and manure.
  2. Citrus problems – leaves curling inwards along their length.
  3. Fruit tree problems – new leaves tightly curled and turning yellow on cherries and plums.
  4. When the lower leaves of a tomato plant turn yellow.
  5. White or tan spots on brassica leaves.
  6. How to control Queensland fruit fly in the home garden.
  7. Horticultural glues and tree banding trees to controls ants and other pests.
  8. Netting fruit trees for pest control.
  9. Apple tree problems – sun scald.
  10. Apple tree diseases – crown gall.
  11. Apple tree diseases and planting location.
  12. Citrus fruit has thick peel and hollow core.
  13. Why citrus fruit drops and flowers fail to develop.
  14. Citrus fruit splitting and prevention.
  15. Citrus nutrient deficiency yellow leaf with green veins.
  16. Citrus yellow veins on green leaf in winter.
  17. Controlling citrus gall wasp.
Other

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