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Creating the Perfect DIY Potting Mix with Compost

Reading Time: 4 minutes Hey there fellow gardeners! If you’re like us, you love getting your hands dirty in your garden and watching it flourish. But do you ever wonder what’s going on beneath the surface in those pots and planters? IN this article, we will delve into the fascinating world of potting mix and explore the art of…

Choosing the Right Compost for Your Needs

Reading Time: 4 minutes Choosing the right compost is a lot like picking the perfect seasoning for a gourmet meal. Just as different dishes require specific spices to bring out the intended flavour, different plants and soils need specific composts to thrive. Just as a pinch or too little of a spice can change the taste of a dish,…

The Science of Soil and How Multipurpose Compost Can Enhance Soil Fertility

Reading Time: 4 minutes Every gardener knows the ever-so-important role soil has on the growth of their plants. It is quite literally the base for your plants to grow. Soil provides essential nutrients, moisture, oxygen, and root support that plants need to grow and flourish. Healthy soil can also help keep those nasty critters and slugs away. In this…

The best compost for house plants – a comprehensive guide

Reading Time: 4 minutes House plants are fantastic at bringing the outdoors in, providing a welcome boost of nature indoors. But you need to make sure they’re getting the right supplies: of water, sunlight and compost. This can make all the difference between a happy plant and one that is struggling. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll look at the…

How versatile is coconut coir?

Reading Time: 5 minutes “And the award for ‘Most Versatile Plant Ever’ goes to…” If there were such a competition, our vote would be for the coconut palm tree. It produces coconuts, coconut oil, coconut milk, and of course the miracle material that is its fibrous mesocarp husk. This is the material from which our coconut coir growing media…

Is coco coir better than soil?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Is coco coir really better than commonly used soils? Now that’s a question and a half! Not sure what coco coir is? It’s rinsed coconut husk fibres compressed into blocks. When mixed with nutrients, it can create a compost. The technical term is a ‘growing medium’. And soil? Well, that’s what’s in your garden. For…

Can coco coir be used in hydroponics?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Can coco coir be used in hydroponics? Considering adopting a soil-free planting system? You’ll be following in the footsteps of the Aztecs, ancient Chinese and NASA astronauts. And if you’re wondering if coco coir can be used in hydroponics, the answer is a resounding Yes! Read on for lots of tips on how to get…

Coco coir for worm bins

Reading Time: 4 minutes If you’ve invested in a composting wormery, you’re on to a winner. These wriggling little workers produce fantastic organic compost! But it’s vital to keep them happy. Using coco coir for worm bins is just the ticket. Will worms eat coconut coir? Absolutely! Worms love to eat coconut coir. And live in it. Technically the…

Using Coir For Greenhouse Plants

Reading Time: 4 minutes Coir for greenhouse plants Want to take your gardening up a notch? Then get a greenhouse. You can use them to protect tender plants over the winter, speed up seedling growth and enjoy exotic fruit and flowers. (Jealous much? Us? Never!) As it’s down to you to control a greenhouse’s micro climate, you need to…