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Using coir; and other stuff

Coir or coconut fibre can be used as an alternative to peat as a base for composts. However it has different water retention properties to peat so I thought I’d better get to see what its best for. 152 more words

What You Should Know About Coconuts

Coconuts are an amazing, distinctive, health-promoting food and resource for household products. But what exactly is a coconut?

Coconut is a tree, a fruit, a seed. 582 more words

Health Coach

Coir – fibres from the miracle coconut

People have been harvesting coir since ancient times. In days gone past, these strong fibres were the raw material for ships’ ropes across much of southern Asia. 347 more words

Natural Rugs

A Peek @ Our Indoor Seeding Operations

There are lots of great things you can grow in your vegetable garden from seed. This is the kind of gardening kids learn about in picturebooks – dig a hole in the ground, put in a seed, add water, and wait. 669 more words


Peat Glorious Peat

Peat Day

Today was our first day out looking at peat. We visited Flow Moss, a site currently undergoing restoration.  The site is temporarily fenced off to remove it as grazing pasture. 238 more words

The first green shoots

It may still be winter outside, but indoors there are the first signs of spring.

On the windowsill in my office I have my seed potatoes chitting. 292 more words

Gardening And Growing