Making compost is a bit like making cake – a cup is a good measure, and we need to get the mix of ingredients right. If it goes well, is smells good, and is delicious (OK, this may be stretching the metaphor too far…)
Ever struggled to estimate the length of an organism under the microscope?
Here are a couple of techniques that don’t just rely on eyeballing….
Do you ever get soil samples and have no idea what the plants were like, what health concerns there might be, what the growing conditions would have been?
What can we glean from just a soil sample and the soil food web in it?
What questions does this pose, and can we judge from the soil alone which plants grew best?
This year we have fewer autumn colours as so many drought-stressed trees in a bid for survival economised on their water use by dropping their leaves early without dressing themselves in the yellows, oranges and reds.But now, here in the UK, those with deep roots are putting on an end-of-season display, and we have hadContinue reading “Spore printing for mushroom identification”
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