The Organic Gardening Podcast - June

We’ve got a double bill this month to help you save more water in your garden over the summer.
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Jo Osborn from Waterwise shares her water saving tips

We’re joined by Jo Osborn from the charity Waterwise – who tells us that in England alone, we face a potential water deficit of close to 5,000 million litres of water every day by 2050. She shares how crucial it’s we conserve more of it in our homes and gardens.

And climate change gardening guru Sally Morgan talks rainwater and grey water harvesting. She reveals ways to water plants more effectively, and the importance of soil health.

“No dig is important because we don't want to disturb the fungi in the soil,” she says. “Most plants have a relationship with the mycorrhizal that extends beneath the plant – and it’s this fungus network that does the watering for them, finding water in the soil.”

If you’d like to find out more about water saving, you can also join Anton Rosenfeld at our Water Wise lunchtime workshop on 4 July. Click here to book.

Also in this episode…

We'll be answering your questions about how to deal with box hedge moth, what to do about allotment-loving ants, and how to tackle chilies that are not hot.

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Saving water in the garden

Water wisely in your organic garden

Water is a valuable resource, particularly in our increasingly dry and hot summers. We offer watering techniques and advice for watering plants more wisely and reducing usage in your garden.