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Compost toilets in the UK: buying a commercial loo

Composting toilets are less fuss, less of a fright, and less expensive to install than you might think.

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No dig gardening

No dig gardening

No dig gardening replaces the annual dig with an annual top-dressing of a couple of inches of compost. Just spread the compost on and leave it be!

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What to do with compost: making your own potting soil mix

Home made compost is too rich and heavy for potting up plants and seedlings, but you can blend it to make an ideal potting compost.

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Compost bins compared: which type is best for you?

Choosing a composter needn't be confusing! Popular bin types compared.

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Making compost: getting the mix right

Making compost: getting the mix right

The balance of 'browns' to 'greens' is important for making good compost, however you make it.

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Soil – the most important part of any garden

Soil – the most important part of any garden

Really successful growing begins and ends with healthy soil.

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Can compost be truly organic? Part 3

Can compost be truly organic? Part 3

Why so-called ‘organic’ composts are nothing of the sort - despite what they may say on the bag.

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Can compost be truly organic? Part 2

Can compost be truly organic? Part 2

So - are the contents of that bag of 'organic' compost really organic? This should give you a pretty good idea...

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Can compost be truly organic? Part 1

A bag of organic compost - or is it? The contents may surprise you.

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Crop Rotation

Crop Rotation

An introduction to crop rotation, and how it can be used to prevent diseases and nutrient imbalances in vegetable gardens.
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