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How does your garden grow?

How does your garden grow?

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SoilFixer sunflowers shine a light on the best soil additives mixes. We planted our sunflowers (Russian Giant) into the test beds very late this year, in early August, after the Charlotte potatoes came out. The thinking was simple; sunflowers need lots of water and nutrients and they will really ...
Spring Lawn Care

Spring Lawn Care

You may have already made the first lawn cut of the year, if you haven't, start with a high blade and gradually reduce over the weeks to your preferred height. If your lawn is prone to moss and weeds, here we will explain how our biochar granules and SF60 super compost can help. Ta...
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 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 ...
Increasing Soil Water Retention

Increasing Soil Water Retention

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Improving soil water retention - what to add and why Gardeners have traditionally relied on peat to improve water retention in soils. Peat is extracted from peat bogs, which take thousands of years to regenerate. Once extracted the peat decomposes quickly releasing the harmful CO2 that was t...
Peat Free Compost

Peat Free Compost

Back in 2010, the UK government began a consultation process to phase out the use of peat in domestic gardens by 2020 in order to protect the environment and help to reduce greenhouse emissions. Gardeners relied on peat-based composts for decades as it was one of the best materials for growing du...
SUPER broccoli

SUPER broccoli

Wow this whopper broccoli weighed in at 800g (27 oz), that’s three times larger than average floret head - this supports some of our earlier findings.   Back in March, we re-organised the garden and put in some raised beds. The starting soil for the beds was heavy clay. I added ...

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