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Coco & Coir Outperforms The Competition – And Here’s How!

To introduce coconut coir as a fantastic peat-free alternative growing media to peat-based composts, we know that the best way is to not just say it, but show it! We can talk all day about just how good coir is for not only helping to protect natural peatlands and reduce carbon emissions across the country,…

Which Peat-Free Compost Is Right For You?

Gardening is pretty eco-friendly, right? We grow plants for pollinators, make ponds for wildlife and set up bug hotels. All great additions to gardens that give something back to the environment. But we could be doing much more to help improve our planet’s carbon-capturing capabilities. Sadly, huge swathes of wetland habitats have been ripped up…

The Differences Between Perlite and Vermiculite

Perlite vs vermiculite: which one wins? The key to great gardening is not only growing sustainably, but knowing the soil that you grow your plants in. Two common choices for soil additives are perlite and vermiculite. They are soil conditioners which could help you unlock lush plants, more delicious produce and fabulously colourful blooms. Check…

The Guide To Vegan Compost

Tasty insights into vegan compost When you’re vegan, meals made from delicious fruit and veg makes all the difference. And what could be tastier than food you grow yourself? No dodgy additives, zero carbon miles (well, carbon meters at most!) and a rainbow of fruit and vegetable varieties you’ll never see in a supermarket. But…

Organic compost: using coco coir in composting

With growing concerns over the impact our waste culture has on the environment and the eco-anxiety that comes with it, finding ways to alleviate the burden on our planet seems to be a goliath task. Reducing our household waste is a great place to start, especially considering the staggering statistic that – in the UK…

Is coir compost good for succulents?

Many succulents fail as they are planted in the wrong kind of soil. A mix of coco coir and perlite offers the right soil necessary for succulent care.

How to grow plants from seeds: step by step

In general, the smaller the seed, the shallower you should sow. Tiny seeds can even be scattered on the surface of soil to germinate. Sowing too deep can prevent germination, causing seeds to go dormant. Step one: sowing Thoroughly clean reused containers to avoid contamination from diseases or pests. Even when growing indoors, follow planting…

How often should I give my plants nutrients?

If grown in the correct conditions, and in well cultivated soil, some plants may not need additional nutrients for healthy growth. A lack of nutrients in otherwise healthy plants may show as: red, yellow, or discoloured leaves poor growth poor flowering Sometimes plants will seem generally healthy, except for the fact that they are stunted.…

Ten gardening myths

Gardening is one of those pastimes where hearsay and lore can persist in popular conversation, and even between generations. Below are some common misconceptions, which may confuse both new and experienced gardeners. Water plants daily Regular, light watering does not promote healthy root growth. With a steady topsoil supply, roots remain shallow and weak. Watering…