Growing Fruit & Veg: Raising Seedlings- Updated 9th of May 2018

Apart from this week, when we’re ankle-deep in snow, there are signs of spring emerging. That said we do have daffodils peeking up through the blanket of white in our garden. It’s too cold to be in the garden these days, but it doesn’t mean I can’t garden. This week I’m all set to plant […]

A Guide to Composting & Composters – Updated 10th June 2018

Composting is so easy peasy it’s a shame that more people don’t do it. It can also save you a fortune in waste charges and in garden compost. It’s also the only zero-waste way to get peat-free compost. That said a recent research paper found concerning evidence about methane created by home composters. Methane is said […]

Why I don’t like Biodegradable / Compostable Plastics – updated 5th April 2018

In recent months there’s been a lot of talk about plastic waste in Ireland. I’m hoping that this is a sign of things to come and that we’ll soon be waving bye, bye to unnecessary, excessive use of plastic. I think this interest has party been spurred on by the growth of the Zero Waste […]

Biodegradable / Compostable Clothing

Recently i learned the difference between biodegradable and compostable. When something is biodegradable, it means it is degradable, but it also means something more: it means that it can be broken down by the metabolism by micro-organisms. When something is compostable, it means that it biodegrades, but it also means something more: it will degrade […]