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Biochar – sustainable soil for 2020

Biochar – sustainable soil for 2020

It is clearer than ever the effect our actions have on the environment, from plastic use to car emissions and everything in between. As gardeners there are many ways we can reduce our carbon footprint and there is also a simple way that it can be offset.   Adding biochar to garden soil wi...

What Makes Super Compost "Super"

We talk a lot about Super Compost, SF60. What really makes it "Super" compared to everyday compost? It all about what's in the compost and the impact each part of the mix has on soil microbes, roots and soil fertility. We talk about each component and what it does in our earlier blog. Tod...
Carbon capturing biochar

Carbon capturing biochar

Did you know 1Kg of biochar offsets 3.6 Kg CO2. Every gardener and farmer can help offset climate change by adding biochar to their soil Read on! It is clearer than ever the effect our actions have on the environment, from plastic use to car emissions and everything in between.  As ind...
Biochar - what is it and how to use it

Biochar - what is it and how to use it

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What is biochar and how is it made? Biochar is a form of charcoal used to improve compost and top soil. It is created by heating wood in the absence of oxygen - the process is called ‘pyrolysis’. (This differs to a normal biomass boiler that ‘combusts wood’ – ie burns the wood with oxygen). ...

Biochar on BBC Gardeners World

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Interested and happy to hear Nick Bailey from the BBC's Gardeners' World talking to Joshua Sparkes, Head Gardener at Forde Abbey, about using biochar in their extensive tulip planting Follow this link to the i-player: Episode 32,  fast forward to 24-30 mins.... You can read more...
Super Composter Tester Update – October

Super Composter Tester Update – October

Our tester Paul has been busy filling his Super Composter with a mixture of materials from general garden waste from his smallholding, to household scraps, coffee grounds and sourdough starters from the kitchen.   After just a couple of weeks of filling his bin with this wide variety of w...
Biochar for spring/summer planting

Biochar for spring/summer planting

From bulbs bursting with colour to tasty fruits and beautiful lawns, October can be a very productive month in the garden if use effectively.   Dramatic lilies, big bold alliums, striking red tulips, delicate fragranced hyacinths and more can be planted in containers or directly into ...
Super Composter Tester Update - September 2019

Super Composter Tester Update - September 2019

All of our testers have taken a different approach to their feedback on our new Super Composter and all of it has been really helpful and is being used to modify the current design so it can be the very best it can be.   Dr Ian Roberts has provided us with some fantastic and very deta...

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