Organic farming – can post-harvest fruit and veg be cleaned without chemicals?
Food waste-7 ideas to reduce waste, save money and help the environment
As a fruit and vegetable producer, you will be aware of the rise in popularity in organic foods; fruit, vegetables, snacks, even pet food and textiles – why is this? Why are consumers demanding organic alternatives to traditionally farmed produce? There are several reasons for the rise in organic sales: Organic fruit and vegetables are […]
Soil solarisation – can I sterilise my garden soil without using Jeyes Fluid
As a Mum and a regular frequenter of the supermarkets, I understand that ‘getting the messages’ (going for the weekly food shop) can be a time consuming and sometimes costly chore. Knowing what is already in the house, what is in the freezer, remembering who eats what, not to mention the meal ideas – it’s […]
What is sustainable agriculture and why is it important?
Martin in a keen gardener; he is passionate about growing his own fruit and vegetables for himself and his family. Growing fruit and vegetables organically is a priority so when it comes to crop rotation and planting new seedlings Martin has a major concern. “How can I get rid of bacteria in my soil without […]
Pesticides on fruit and vegetables, are they dangerous to children?
Sustainable agriculture; “That’s farming that doesn’t have a negative effect on the environment and farm animal’s right? “What has that got to do with me?” Many of you might think that the way in which a farmer grows and treats his for crops for disease, or rears his animals, has no direct relevance on you or your […]
Maybe you are a parent like me; before kids I used to hear people say “Ah, once you have kids your outlook on life will change” I just brushed it off and thought that nothing could really change the way I was; how wrong could I be? When you have kids there is a strong, […]