Horticulture

Research: Biochar as circular economy substitute for peat | News

“Peat is a natural growing medium, but its extraction and the resulting disturbance of peatlands have significant detrimental effects on the environment,” Olesja Escuer, a researcher at the EMU and gardener at the University of Tartu Botanical Garden, said. Peat harvesting diminishes natural diversity, disrupts the water regime and contributes to carbon dioxide land emissions. …

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Study: Biochar as circular economy substitute for peat | News

“Peat is a natural growing medium, but its extraction and the resulting disturbance of peatlands have significant detrimental effects on the environment,” Olesja Escuer, a researcher at the EMU and gardener at the University of Tartu Botanical Garden, said. Peat harvesting diminishes natural diversity, disrupts the water regime and contributes to carbon dioxide land emissions. …

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Do These Things Right Now For Your Spring Vegetable Garden

Photo: Pierre Crom (Getty Images) My porch peppers went sicko mode last year. It was my first time experimenting with apartment-friendly containers gardening, and it worked—by the end of the growing season, I had jars and jars of pickled serrano peppers to give away to friends. Now, I’m counting down the days until I can …

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