Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Vegetable gardening in Johannesburg

I found this gigantic brown mushroom while gardening in Johannesburg.

Anyone gardening in Johannesburg who sees this in their garden can be very glad indeed.
Mushrooms are a bit like canaries in mines, they won't be around if the conditions are not good.
Mushrooms help to break down organic material like wood into usable molecules (phosphorous,potassium and nitrogen for starters) for plant roots to absorb and turn into strong healthy vegetables.
If mushrooms are present it means you have achieved nutrient rich soil of stable moisture and temperature levels and you can expect everything else to start growing like a monster too.
Little tricks of the trade like this are what make gardening so very stimulating. 

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