Growing Fruit & Veg: Raising Seedlings – Updated 27th of July 2019

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 […]

Why I don’t like Biodegradable / Compostable Plastics – updated 16th June 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 – updated 21st April 2019

Recently i learned the difference between biodegradable and compostable. When something is biodegradable, it means it is degradable, but it also 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: that it will degrade within a certain […]