I’m a peat-free gardener; I am a passionate advocate for peat-free composts. I know from experience, that it’s not always easy to find a good quality peat-free growing media. I understand that gardeners who have used peat-based composts all their lives might be hesitant to switch to a peat-free compost; while gardeners who have purchased a poor performing peat-free compost could naturally be reluctant to try peat-free growing media again.
I love growing fruit, vegetables, and herbs. We’ve all got our favourite heritage tomatoes, but have you tried any new tomato varieties? Last year, I grew lots of new tomato varieties, as part of my quest to discover the most delicious and productive tomato cultivars available to gardeners!
The objectives of this Tomato Trial were to identify delicious, productive, disease resistant tomato varieties, and to discover whether any of the trialled tomato cultivars perform differently when planted in the ground or grown in a container.
The BiOrbAir is a specialised terrarium, which was designed by Barry Reynolds. I planted up my BiOrbAir terrarium on 25th September 2014. As this was the first time I had planted a BiOrbAir terrarium; I chose a variety of different plants and ferns to see how they would grow inside the controlled environment of this terrarium.
A terrarium or bottle garden can be a beautiful feature in your home. Terrariums can look spectacular when planted with your favourite plants that are suited to growing in a humid environment, and often need no adornment, but you may wish to enhance your planting using a piece of wood or bark, some decorative stones or crystals, or even a specially chosen ornament.
I am reviewing and trialling the BiOrbAir, a specialised terrarium from BiOrb. I’ll be updating this page each month with a photograph of my BiOrbAir and an update of how the plants are growing and how well the BiOrbAir is working.
This is the first part of my long-term BiOrbAir review, it starts after planting in September 2014, and continues through until April 2015.