Making a future proof soil with Bentonite Clay
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtBkWDdp ... e=youtu.be
Now the rest of the amendments ring very true for everyone else including WA.
Zeolite, Perlite, spongolite, organic compost and yes if you want add some clean sand to clay soils before laying turf if you want.
The next series of pages have evolved from the original post made. Please feel free to have a look through because there are some very good links to some very solid information not commonly found in one place. It is easy to get poor advice for your garden but finding the good stuff is just a few pages away Enjoy the read
Molasses and how to use it found here...
This is a link to the amazing resource of the WA Ag Dept.
Household garden notes
http://www.agric.wa.gov.au/PC_92833.htm ... c=PC_92833
*******Ok the link has now changed to this so use this page for now and I'll update links with details when I have more time.
http://www.agric.wa.gov.au/action/ATOZ? ... %20growing
This book used to be in print but is now made freely available by way of a few PDF downloads.
The first covers chapters 1-5
Chapter 1, Planning a garden
Chapter 2, Avoiding diseases and discouraging pests
Chapter 3, Soil Preparation and fertilisers
Chapter 4, Irrigation
Chapter 5, Weed control
http://www.agric.wa.gov.au/content/hort ... _part1.pdf
Chapter 6, A-G of veggies
http://www.agric.wa.gov.au/content/hort ... _part2.pdf
Chapter 6, H-Z of veggies
http://www.agric.wa.gov.au/content/hort ... _part3.pdf
Chapter 7,Insect pest and their control
http://www.agric.wa.gov.au/content/hort ... _part4.pdf
Chapter 8, Vegetable diseases and their control
http://www.agric.wa.gov.au/content/hort ... _part5.pdf
Happy reading folks and hope this helps.
It's based on WA info, but like I reckon, "If you are a good gardener in WA, You'll be an amazing gardener anywhere else in the world"
Now this should get you fired up to turn your land into something that will give back in immeasurable ways
It gives me goose bumps when I watch the Welcome to Country.
Costa's Arnhem Land Odyssey
http://www.sbs.com.au/shows/costa/episo ... 2/season/3
and this man transformed his entire yard into something his whole family can live off!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4AcmaGb ... re=related
*The WA Ag Dept has recently updated it's website. As a result some of the above links may or may not work. Either way, all the information is available through any working links now