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Seaweed and straw  the perfect combination for sandy soil.

BRIAN KIDD: How to get the best out of sandy soil

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Southsea Greenhouse has been given straw bales by our neighbours, Greens Cafe.

This got us thinking about how we could use them and apart from holding a hoedown in a barn – the obvious answer is to make them into organic planters.

This is a lovely way to use the bales which, when carved with holes, will provide insulation for the roots of the plants as well as being a food source as the bales break down slowly allowing the plants to thrive and grow stronger.

With strawberry season on the horizon we will be able to plant and harvest the berries and when the crops are finished our planter will enrich our compost for the coming year.

Come and join us at the garden and look here for gardening dates and our Skillshops programme. For further information go to southseagreenhouse.co.uk.