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Coco Coir vs Peat:  Practical Facts You Need to Know

Coco Coir vs Peat: Practical Facts You Need to Know

As somebody with green fingers, you're probably always on the lookout for ways to improve your yields and grow healthier plants. One of the most important factors in plant growth is the type of media bases you use and here we're going to discuss some practical facts on the coco coir vs peat debate.
Organic/Natural: The Best for Flowering Plant Full Term Growth

Organic/Natural: The Best for Flowering Plant Full Term Growth

Organic/Natural: The Best Flowering Plant Products for Full Term Growth Having a landscape of healthy, full term growth flowering plants can be incredibly satisfying. To ensure vibrant colours and strong aromas, it can be beneficial to use organic/natural products for your flowering plants.
The Living Soil: Bacteria

The Living Soil: Bacteria

THE LIVING SOIL: BACTERIA Soil BacteriaBy Elaine R. Ingham Bacteria are tiny, one-celled organisms – generally 4/100,000 of an inch wide (1 µm) and somewhat...

The Living Soil: Fungi

The Living Soil: Fungi

THE LIVING SOIL: FUNGI Soil FungiBy Elaine R. Ingham Fungi are microscopic cells that usually grow as long threads or strands called hyphae, which push...

How to recycle your soil

How to recycle your soil

Soil recycling It may be counterintuitive to many growers, but soil recycling is absolutely viable in organic production. Preferable even. Better results are almost always...

How to use our nutrient pack to make your own soil

How to use our nutrient pack to make your own soil

Sometimes it might be better for shipping costs, to use a local base, but balance it with our well formulated precision organic amendment pack. This...

Plant Nutrition - Macronutrients & Micronutrients - An Overview

Plant Nutrition - Macronutrients & Micronutrients - An Overview

In plant nutrition, it is important that there are no deficiencies in primary or secondary macroelements or in essential microelements, these elements must be present in...

Integrated Pest Management

Integrated Pest Management

IPM As the picture helps to illustrate, a healthy soil food web consists of many different animals, arthropods and microorganisms feeding on each other. Having...

Feed Chart for our Living soil

Feed Chart for our Living soil

This feed chart will ensure your heavy flowering plants produce high quality flowers. It is on a per plant or per 50 litre basis. Aminos can...

Clakamas Coot Soil Mix Recipe

Clakamas Coot Soil Mix Recipe

When I was first inspired to make soil by Matt Barnes of Easy as Organics, the first thing he introduced me to was the KIS organics Podcasts with Tad Hussey  where I found my first true living soil recipe, the Clakamas Coot mix designed by “Clakamas Coot” (Jim Bennett) www.clakamascoot.com
Farmer uses regenerative techniques to combat high nitrate levels - RNZ

Farmer uses regenerative techniques to combat high nitrate levels - RNZ

A farmer in an area known as ground zero for high nitrate levels, is making fundamental changes to the way he farms in order to lessen his impact on water quality.
Thermophilic Composting

Thermophilic Composting

You will struggle to buy a good compost product from most retailers in New Zealand. One way around this is to control the composting process and make your own. There a few routes to making compost and it will be both input and scale dependent. 
DIY - Johnson Su Bioreactor

DIY - Johnson Su Bioreactor

For good quality compost apart from the right ingredients you have to put in some effort and we managed to do so. We soon realised that turning compost is a bloody good exercise and takes up a significant amount of space. Let’s put it in a cage to create more space Elain Ingham (soil food web) style, ugh there’s that turning again.