Patrick Whitefield on the Art of Growing Healthy Plants

Daniel Dobbie
Monday, 27th May 2013

A second video from Patrick Whitefield giving some useful tips for the permaculture gardener. He talks us through how to make sure plants have enough water, when to add compost and mulch and when not to mulch, and when to water for the higher yields.

He also gives some valuable tips about storing rain water and how to use tap water  when you have to.

Patrick Whitefield is an experienced permaculture teacher and author of five books, including the permaculture classic The Earth Care Manual. For infomation about his residential and online courses please see

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