- Thou shalt not harm any bugs, even if they seem to be causing trouble. There is a bigger picture, which is hard for us to understand, but the greater your garden’s diversity (both in plant material and critters) the better. Bugs will look after themselves, so you don’t have to. Pesticides often result in killing the predator bugs while the prey (the true pests) can easily become immune. This, of course, only makes your pest problems worse. Aphids that may be eating your cherry tree leaves will also provide a source of food for beneficial bugs including ladybird beetles and hover flies. So resist the temp….
Many people who maintain gardens have a large amount of organic waste, from grass clippings to leaves and dead plants. Unfortunately, many waste money and time having these wastes transported to a landfill. It isn’t just a waste of good compost; it’s a waste of everything that goes into the process of transporting it (the garbage man’s time, the money you pay for the removal, etc). It is truly a travesty.
All this garbage that people are trying to get rid of can be a better supplement for your garden than any fertilizer or chemical. If you properly facilitate the deco….
I love fruit. Any and every kind of fruit this planet has to offer. I eat a lot of it and quite a bit of veg, too.
Earlier this year, after reading about the botched Paris Agreement progress, I started really looking into doing my (tiny) bit to reduce waste and greenhouse gases. I came across information about how much methane food waste creates when thrown out together with regular trash, wrapped in plastic (see http://www.climatecentral.org/gallery/graphics/food-waste-methane-and-climate-change for instance).
By disposing of each type of trash separ….
Food waste is a very serious issue not only in the UK, but across the entire world. It’s so big an issue that it has impacted everyone in so many aspects, all of which, to a very high degree. Here are some of the alarming facts from the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) 2015 […]