Articles and Blogposts
Peat-free composts can grow plants just as well as peat-based, but with an added feel-good factor. Read more.
The chair of the government’s Sustainable Growing Media Task Force (SGMTF), Dr Alan Knight, has now published his chair’s report and draft ‘road map’, Towards Sustainable Growing Media. Read more.
We should salute peat’s service to gardening, but we no longer need it to grow a beautiful, productive plot. Read more.
Having testing more peat-free composts than I could shake a beanpole at, I recommend my top six peat-frees for the 2012 sowing and growing season. Read more.
I reflect on lessons learned from my 2011 gardening trial of some good, bad and ugly peat-free composts. Read more.
Isn’t it time the government’s Task Force on peat got down to the job of actually talking to the folk responsible for two thirds of UK peat use? Read more.
Are you looking for a dependable peat-free compost that gives consistently good results?
With fine weather forecast for many areas, this weekend will see many of us out stocking up on earth-friendly peat-free seed, potting and ‘multipurpose’ compost. Read more.
Inspired (if that’s the right word) by dodgy and persistent claims that all ‘peat-free compost is rubbish’, I’ve set out to find out for myself. Read more.
Going peat-free is all-important in an earth-friendly garden, but there’s more: the compost you use needs to be a truly renewable fuel. Read more.
The belief that by using peat compost we can benefit nature keeps us disconnected from the natural world. Read more.
Climate-friendly peat-free composts aren’t taking their place at the heart of more eco-savvy gardening because we’re not yet paying enough for them. Read more.
As gardening spin urges us to keep buying peat compost, science is telling us that the safest place for peat is in the ground. Read more.