Making and using biochar

Biochar is said to be highly beneficial to the soil. KG reader Alan Free has spent many years perfecting a simple way to make it at home Biochar is basically a form of charcoal that is made from anything that was once living, either animal or vegetable. Many things from wood chip to chicken manure have been used, even household…
Recycle your compost bags

Recycle your compost bags

Don’t throw your compost bags away, you can use them for container growing, especially early potatoes…. Compost bags are ideal as containers for growing early potatoes. So here’s how to do it: Roll the sides of each bag down half way. Add multi-purpose compost to a depth of 15cm (6inches) Plant one or two seed potatoes (first or second earlies)…