It’s possible to save water in summer without having to watch your beloved garden shrivel in the heat. Greywater doesn’t sound appealing, but it helps keep things green.
What is greywater?
Greywater, sometimes known by the equally unromantic name of ‘sullage’, is used water that contains some impurities but isn’t heavily polluted. As you might expect, it’s [...]
Did you know that there are 1.8 billion people that use the internet, yet there are still 1 billion that do not have an adequate supply of fresh water?
Or that by the year 2030 we will need two earths to keep up with our natural resource consumption?
The statistics are shocking. As a species, we are [...]
The first rain for the season is here. We had a full 2 mm last night and light drizzles most of today. My vegetable garden will be so grateful!
But, as the rain was washing down the window, I thought of all the water going to waste. Water running down gutters, [...]
• If you water by hand, have the spray nozzle set at the appropriate width.
• An irrigation system needs to have the correct shaped sprayer for the vegetable bed. Drip irrigation can be used for large beds.
• Combine water retaining granules with the soil.
• Prepare a drill no more [...]
Cooking and drinking water must be of good quality in order to ensure our health.
Ideally, drinking water must taste good, be clear and odorless, and contain the right amount of mineral salts. It should also be free of harmful substances, such as heavy metals, nitrates, or bacterial or viral agents which may pose an infection [...]