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Free Seeds: How To Grow Your Own Vegetables For Free

photo credit: Pink Sherbet Photography Growing your own food can not only help you to significantly reduce your carbon footprint and save quite a bit of money each year but can also be great fun. Equally, especially if you’re starting out with an allotment or decent-sized vegetable garden, you’ll probably be needing a surprising number […]

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Earthway 2150 Broadcast Spreader Review

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If you want to maintain your garden – and especially your lawn – in tiptop condition then it’s essential that you’re adding nutrients in the form of fertilizer. Whether you opt for an eco friendly fertilizer or not the fact remains that the average garden is going to need a decent amount applied to it […]

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How To Speed Up Your Website And Be More Eco Friendly

photo credit: Robert S. Donovan Every time a web page loads it uses energy so the faster that your website loads the less energy it will use and the more eco friendly it will be. This is important for all websites but particularly so for those of us who care about the environment and try […]

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Black And Decker CM1936 Lawn Mower Review

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When it comes to caring for your garden lawn an essential element is choosing the ideal mower. After all keeping your lawn in top condition doesn’t just make it a pleasure to look at and sit on but furthermore a properly cared-for lawn will naturally drown out weeds thus reducing your workload when it comes […]

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How To Compost

photo credit: normanack In theory any organic matter left to rot will eventually turn into rich, nutritious compost that can be used around your garden to grow vigorous healthy plants. However as you’ll discover the practise is rather more difficult and the purpose of this article on how to compost is to reveal a wide range […]

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The Pros And Cons Of Organic Box Schemes

photo credit: AndyRobertsPhotos I’m always keen to find new ways to be more eco friendly but I’ve always struggled with the concept of organic box schemes. The premium price tag and the lack of flexibility have always been such a turn off that I’ve never really seriously considered them. Until last week. Reading [easyazon-link asin=”0340954671″]Confessions […]

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How To Attract Hedgehogs Into Your Garden

photo credit: Sids1 Hedgehogs are becoming increasingly rare due to a wide variety of environmental problems not least lack of suitable habitat and deaths caused by domestic pets like cats and dogs as well as collisions with cars. If that weren’t sad enough in itself these beautiful, harmess creatures also offer significant benefits to the […]

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11 Ways To Recycle Books

photo credit: luis de bethencourt If you’re a bookworm like me then you’ve no doubt got all sorts of books lying around that you’ve read but don’t really know what to do with. Fortunately there are a whole host of different ways to recycle books that are fun, quick and simple to do. Add to […]

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How To Make Your Website Carbon-Neutral

photo credit: MrsMinifig For anyone who cares about the environment yet runs their own website there is always an uneasy trade-off. Certainly allowing your visitors to access information via the interner rather than in printed form helps to reduce carbon emissions by reducing paper use. And using eco web hosting will ensure that the server […]

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Growing Tomatoes Indoors

photo credit: torugatoru Growing tomatoes indoors can be surprisingly easy with just a small amount of knowledge and it’s entirely possible to produce a healthy crop of tomatoes in a very limited space. Indeed whilst at university many years ago I managed to grow tomatoes indoors by keeping them as houseplants on my windowsill so […]

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Reduce The Energy Your Website Uses With Online Leaf

photo credit: Foto43 It’s a popular myth that reading something online is far more environmentally-friendly than reading something printed on paper. After all, by reading online you’re saving trees being cut down, you’re saving the production and use of unpleasant inks and you’re eliminating the waste that comes from having to dispose of that printed […]

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Organic Lawn Care

  photo credit: Mary Trebilco The perfect lawn is a thing of simple beauty. Smooth, regular and weedfree, lush and green and just begging to be sat on, walked on or played on. And yet lawn care is now big business simply because trying to obtain that perfect lawn can be such a challenge. A […]

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Chickens4Wealth Review – Raising Chickens Made Easy

  photo credit: law_keven Whilst my own food production has always focused on growing fruits and vegetables I’ve regularly toyed with the idea of raising chickens. Partly for the eggs, partly for the organically and ethically-produced meat and partly – I must admit – simply because I love chickens. There’s something homely – almost romantic […]

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Eco Web Hosting

photo credit: zoovroo Whilst the internet has numerous benefits for the green community one potential sticking point is that websites actually use a considerable amount of energy to run. The servers that web sites reside on are switched on 24 hours a day and get incredibly hot. This means that they not only consume energy […]

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Planning Your Organic Vegetable Garden With The GroOrganic Organic Vegetable Planner

photo credit: La Flaf GroOrganic is an online tool for designing and managing your organic vegetable plot. To start planning your vegetables plot you begin by selecting your location which will in turn help to provide advice on your local weather, ensuring you don’t plant fragile plants when there is still a risk of frost […]

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Growing Vegetables In Containers And Pots

photo credit: Frank_BB Growing vegetables in containers is an ideal way to produce your own organically-grown fresh produce no matter how little space you have at home. Indeed even people without a garden of their own can successfully grow their own potatoes, carrots and a whole host of other nutritious vegetables with just a little […]

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Solar Flashlights

photo credit: Cynthia.Lou While they meay seem like a contradiction-in-terms solar flashlights aren’t actually as crazy as you may first imagine. At first glance it seems crazy to buy a flashlight that you’ll use almost exclusively at night that needs the sun’s rays to function properly. Of course battery technology has come a long way […]

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Mark Boyle: The Moneyless Man Reviewed

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Mark Boyle is a man of strange contrasts. In his book The Moneyless Man he tells the story of how he managed to live for a full twelve months without spending a penny. Subtitled “a year of freeconomic living” Boyle tells the story of how his distaste for money and the negative effects of our […]

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Troy-Bilt TB154 9-Inch Cultivator Tiller Review

troy bilt tb154 tiller cultivator review

An integral part of living a more ecofriendly lifestyle is making best use of your garden to grow organic, in-season fruits and vegetables but digging over a plot of land can be a long, tiring and back-ache producing endeavour which is why many people opt to use a powered cultivator or tiller. Doing so makes […]

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Sunforce 50048 Review

Sunforce 50048 review

The Sunforce 50048 60-Watt solar charging kit is designed as an “out of the box” solution to your solar power needs. The contents of the package include four 15-Watt solar panels measuring , a 200-Watt power inverter, a solar charge control and a wiring kit so all you need to buy ontop of this kit […]