Homesteading · Observations · Soil care · Wildlife

An Introduction to the Soil Micro-Ecosystem

To the majority of people soil is just soil – a sandy/clay substance in which plants grow and where little boys dirty their clothes, but to the savvy vegetable gardener, we know that the soil is the essential foundation from whence plants gain their nutrients. Without the correct balance of nutrients; plants grow poorly and… Continue reading An Introduction to the Soil Micro-Ecosystem

Homesteading · Observations

Wild & Lawn Mushrooms

Fungi are fascinating organisms of which mushrooms or cap fungi are the most complex. I get very excited when I see one and have to stop and take some photos. We have a few popping up in our bushveld every year. I know what a few of them were, but one still remains un-identified. After… Continue reading Wild & Lawn Mushrooms