Copyright (c) 2016 en-us Vegetable Gardener - "Compost" tag posts Vegetable Gardener - "Compost" tag posts Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:34:37 -0500 Vegetable Gardener - "Compost" tag posts Vegetable Gardener - "Compost" tag posts <![CDATA[Plant fertilizers: Importance of NPK]]> Fri, 07 Oct 2016 02:35:28 -0500 Plant fertilizers: Importance of NPK Posted by Ugaoo
We all adore our plants and our home gardens and want to do the absolute best for them always. But in our naïve efforts to go the extra mile, we sometimes end up causing more harm than benefit. Of... ]]>
<![CDATA[How to Create the Best Compost for Your Veggies]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:41:25 -0500 How to Create the Best Compost for Your Veggies Posted by Tim_Moore
Compost is one of the best ways to ensure that your vegetable garden is getting all of the vitamins, nutrients, and all around good stuff that regular soil can't. Also, buying premade compost from... ]]>
<![CDATA[Your Garden: Composting 101]]> Mon, 01 Aug 2016 06:12:17 -0500 Your Garden: Composting 101 Posted by cormac84
Why should you compost?   When compost is finished, it's a garden fertilizer or soil amendment that you can use absolutely free. Compost is mild in nature, so it doesn't treat plants as harshly as... ]]>
<![CDATA[Raised Bed Installation & Building Tips]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:00:00 -0500 Raised Bed Installation & Building Tips Posted by yourownvictorygarden
Putting in a raised bed garden? Here are some “builders tips” to make the project easier. ]]>
<![CDATA[Build Your Own Classic Compost Bin]]> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 07:00:00 -0500 Build Your Own Classic Compost Bin Posted by yourownvictorygarden
This compost bin design has been popular for years. It features convenient removable sides and maximum air circulation. ]]>
<![CDATA[5 Things to Do With All Those Fall Leaves]]> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 19:50:40 -0500 5 Things to Do With All Those Fall Leaves Posted by ChrisMcLaughlin
Here they come ~ leaves, leaves, glorious leaves! I don't care how you use them, just please don't shove them into bags that are bound for the trash pickup. ]]>
<![CDATA[Easier Composting with the Green Cycler]]> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 08:00:00 -0500 Easier Composting with the Green Cycler Posted by WesternGardener
Have you ever wished for a gardening gadget that would make composting easier? The Green Cycler may be just what you need. ]]>
<![CDATA[Brew a "Texas-Sized" Batch of Compost Tea]]> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 08:58:44 -0500 Brew a Posted by yourownvictorygarden
This method of brewing compost tea is on a much larger scale, so you can water larger areas more efficiently. ]]>
<![CDATA[Grow More Food in Small Spaces]]> Wed, 08 May 2013 15:40:53 -0500 Grow More Food in Small Spaces Posted by WesternGardener
Why is it the best ideas for solving gardening problems come from creative gardeners? That’s because gardeners, like Margaret Park, are always searching for ways to overcome obstacles, including how to garden in the smallest of spaces. ]]>
<![CDATA[How to Start a Worm Farm]]> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 16:33:30 -0500 How to Start a Worm Farm Posted by WesternGardener
These days it seems like almost everyone is talking about keeping chickens in their backyard or raising dwarf goats on their property. If you’re feeling left out, you can start a small farm of your own—a worm farm that is. ]]>
<![CDATA[Seed Starting 101 - Part V]]> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 05:00:00 -0500 Seed Starting 101 - Part V Posted by yourownvictorygarden
This video compares using seed starting mix with or without compost, and how it affects absorption and drainage. ]]>
<![CDATA[Build a Compost Pile to Suit Your Style]]> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 22:26:25 -0500 Build a Compost Pile to Suit Your Style Posted by ChrisMcLaughlin
There's a composting method to suit everyone's lifestyle. ]]>
<![CDATA[DIY Compost Sifter Screen, Wheelbarrow Style]]> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 07:00:00 -0500 DIY Compost Sifter Screen, Wheelbarrow Style Posted by yourownvictorygarden
This screen will give you finely-sifted compost, and save your back. ]]>
<![CDATA[A Great Foundation is the Key to a Better Vegetable Garden]]> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 08:53:31 -0500 MikeTheGardener
Once in awhile I will receive an email for feedback on the book I wrote recently on home vegetable gardening.  I appreciate feedback that I receive, both good and not so good the... ]]>
<![CDATA[Help the Environment and yourself, Recycle your Food Waste]]> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 08:25:16 -0500 Help the Environment and yourself, Recycle your Food Waste Posted by MikeTheGardener
Billions upon billions of pounds of food waste every year are thrown away with the regular garbage pick up. This puts a tremendous strain on not only our environment but our wallets to pay people to... ]]>
<![CDATA[The Difference Between Hot, Cold, and Warm Compost Piles]]> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 20:57:32 -0500 The Difference Between Hot, Cold, and Warm Compost Piles Posted by ChrisMcLaughlin
No matter how much time you have (or the length of your attention span), there's a composting style for everybody. How to do hot, cold, and warm composting. ]]>
<![CDATA[Build An Outdoor Bokashi & Worm Composting Bin]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2011 07:00:00 -0500 Build An Outdoor Bokashi & Worm Composting Bin Posted by yourownvictorygarden
This "casket-style" container produces compost below ground, and is a great container for outdoor worm composting. ]]>
<![CDATA[Frustrated Spring Gardeners - Seize the Moment! Try Patch Gardening!]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2011 08:45:00 -0500 Frustrated Spring Gardeners - Seize the Moment! Try Patch Gardening! Posted by KarenBudnick
This innovative gardening style - I occasionally come up with a good idea - is perfect for someone like me with limited energy and heat sensitivity.  I call it "Patch Gardening" and you can... ]]>
<![CDATA[Free Fertilizers Within Reach]]> Fri, 22 Apr 2011 10:58:10 -0500 Free Fertilizers Within Reach Posted by WesternGardener
Banana peels, used coffee grounds, and eggshell tea make for some free fertilizers that plants really love. ]]>
<![CDATA[QUESTION: Parrot Poop in the Compost Pile?]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2011 15:35:00 -0500 QUESTION: Parrot Poop in the Compost Pile? Posted by Summer748
Has anyone had experience with this?  I have 5 parrots of varying sizes, and must change the paper in the bottoms of their cages daily.  The poop is mixed with nuts, seeds, veggies that... ]]>