Growing Fruit & Veg: Sowing Seeds & Raising Seedlings 2022

Did you know that for every kilogram of vegetables you grow yourself, you’re reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2 kilograms, compared to buying from the store? I don’t have the time to be fully self-sufficient when it comes to fruit and vegetables but I get great joy from supplementing our weekly fruit and veg shop withContinue reading “Growing Fruit & Veg: Sowing Seeds & Raising Seedlings 2022”

A Guide to Composting & Composters 2022

Composting is so easy peasy it’s a shame that more people don’t do it. It can also save you a fortune, both in waste charges and in garden compost. It’s also the only zero-waste way to get peat-free compost. It’s also the only way to get compost with no nasties in it. Did you knowContinue reading “A Guide to Composting & Composters 2022”

Why I don’t like Biodegradable / Compostable Plastics 2022

Ireland is slowing waking up to the problem of plastic waste. This is a good thing, particularly if it encourages to reduce our creation of it. But has it? I’m worried that we’ve just swapped our addiction to recyclable or compostable plastic instead. I’ve written before on why recycling isn’t the answer, so in thisContinue reading “Why I don’t like Biodegradable / Compostable Plastics 2022”