A guide to creating a sustainable garden

As the world outside seems to be increasingly uncertain making and caring for a garden seems to be a popular way of finding joy and a degree of control. Some people think that they could never make a successful garden but the truth is that anybody can really. Sustainable gardening is not as hard as … Continue reading A guide to creating a sustainable garden

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Moley, moley, moley – Guest post by Robert Blakemore

Although the UK’s State of Nature Report (2016) shows that many species are in decline, they also report that moles (Talpa spp.) are holding their ground with an estimated population of 41 million (Ref.; Ref.). This excludes Ireland that has no moles – a hangover from the ice age – while resident moles have seemingly … Continue reading Moley, moley, moley – Guest post by Robert Blakemore

How to Compost: Importance, Resources and Its Uses – guest post by Melissa Weir

Compost is a new black material; it is comparative in appearance and surface to potting soil. Compost is typically delivered when organic material separates and decays (a procedure known as composting). It is otherwise called black gold. We spoke to Redshed about how to compost, as well as the importance of compost, its resources and … Continue reading How to Compost: Importance, Resources and Its Uses – guest post by Melissa Weir

The Four Things You Need to Know About Soil pH – Guest post by Ella Wilson

There are a lot of misconceptions about soil pH that keep on popping up, and this fake information can hurt a lot of gardeners and farmers. To clear things up, we’ve listed four things that you need to know about soil pH. But before we begin to discuss these four facts. Let’s first understand the … Continue reading The Four Things You Need to Know About Soil pH – Guest post by Ella Wilson

Hydroponics: Pros and Cons of Hydroponic Gardening – Guest post by Dan Chabert

Hydroponic farming is one of the most misrepresented farming methods around the world. I mean, it sounds like an alien if not a futuristic concept growing food without a single grain of soil. One of the major reasons hydroponics has been gaining a foothold is because studies have shown that this farming type may soon … Continue reading Hydroponics: Pros and Cons of Hydroponic Gardening – Guest post by Dan Chabert

5 Ways Farms Can Save Water During a Drought

This is a guest post written by freelance writer Maria Reyes.  Water supply is perhaps one of the most crucial elements in ensuring a successful harvest. To help guarantee the maximum growth of the plants while conserving this precious resource, it’s imperative to deliver just the right amount of water to crops at the right … Continue reading 5 Ways Farms Can Save Water During a Drought

Today is World Soil Day

It's that time of year again when everyone should join in soilidarity (I'm ashamed that I can't take the credit for this pun - I've seen it on twitter a hundred times or more already today) to celebrate soils and raise awareness of their plight. Yes, it's 'world soil day'! The changing nature of our soils is … Continue reading Today is World Soil Day

What are Your Gardening Options When You Decide to Go Green? – Guest post by Emma Joyce

Creating an eco-friendly backyard is not as hard as you might think. However there are several things that you need to take into account and plan for. Before starting any detailed work it is important to check if you have the right quality of soil and that none of the dangerous chemicals are present in … Continue reading What are Your Gardening Options When You Decide to Go Green? – Guest post by Emma Joyce

Why such interest in the soil?

Bloggers can become slightly obsessed by statistics. For me they help to give you an idea of the kinds of topics that readers are interested in and it's always nice to know that more people are reading your work, but it stops at that. However, something I have found of great interest by looking at … Continue reading Why such interest in the soil?