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Waste no water

The success of any gardening endeavour begins and ends with the quality of the soil. Most plants require a soil that drains well but retains sufficient moisture and nutrients for plants to grow.

Sandy soils tend to dry out more easily but all soil types — composed of various proportions of sand, silt and clay — can dry out completely under severe drought conditions.

When soils don’t retain moisture they don’t keep nutrients, either. Water-soluble nutrients can leach straight through the soil, out of the

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