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Raised Bed Installation & Building Tips

Raised Bed Installation & Building Tips

Putting in a raised bed garden? Here are some “builders tips” to make the project easier.

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5 Things to Do With All Those Fall Leaves

5 Things to Do With All Those Fall Leaves

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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.

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Easier Composting with the Green Cycler

Easier Composting with the Green Cycler

Have you ever wished for a gardening gadget that would make composting easier? The Green Cycler may be just what you need.

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Brew a Texas-Sized Batch of Compost Tea

Brew a "Texas-Sized" Batch of Compost Tea

This method of brewing compost tea is on a much larger scale, so you can water larger areas more efficiently.

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Grow More Food in Small Spaces

Grow More Food in Small Spaces

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.

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How to Start a Worm Farm

How to Start a Worm Farm

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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.

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Seed Starting 101 - Part V

Seed Starting 101 - Part V

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This video compares using seed starting mix with or without compost, and how it affects absorption and drainage.

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DIY Compost Sifter Screen, Wheelbarrow Style

DIY Compost Sifter Screen, Wheelbarrow Style

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This screen will give you finely-sifted compost, and save your back.

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The Difference Between Hot, Cold, and Warm Compost Piles

The Difference Between Hot, Cold, and Warm Compost Piles

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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.

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Free Fertilizers Within Reach

Free Fertilizers Within Reach

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Banana peels, used coffee grounds, and eggshell tea make for some free fertilizers that plants really love.

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QUESTION:  Guinea Pig Poop as Garden Fertilizer?

QUESTION: Guinea Pig Poop as Garden Fertilizer?

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Hello fellow gardeners!  We all know how wonderful rabbit manure can be, but how about guinea pig poop?  My kids are getting a guinea pig for Christmas, and it's diet is essentially the...

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All About Compost

All About Compost

Composting turns kitchen and yard scraps into a marvelous soil amendment, and you don't have to do much to accomplish this stunning transformation. Follow the links to learn all about the benefits of composting, composting systems, building a compost bin, managing your compost, compost tea, and worm composting.

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The Victory Garden Composter

The Victory Garden Composter

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A compost bin is simply essential in your garden. This two-bin design is simple, efficient, and won't break your budget to make.

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Video: Composting Made Easy

Video: Composting Made Easy

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Jodie Colon, Compost Educator at Bronx Green-Up, shows you how to mix dead, dry leaves and stems, fresh moist green plant materials, and food scraps in a compost heap.

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Video: Getting Started in Worm Composting

Video: Getting Started in Worm Composting

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Here's how to turn your kitchen scraps into nutrient-rich compost.

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Rabbit Manure in the Garden

Rabbit Manure in the Garden

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Anyone who comes within a few yards of my garden is forced to discuss rabbit poop and its many gardening benefits - whether they want to or not. I'm determined to spread the bunny-gospel.

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Uses for Fallen Leaves in the Garden

Uses for Fallen Leaves in the Garden

Don't put your fallen leaves on the curb. Read my article and find 3 ways to use fallen leaves in your garden.

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Grasscycle, Compost, and Mulch with Grass Clippings

Grasscycle, Compost, and Mulch with Grass Clippings

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I think the average homeowner over looks the many joys of grass clippings. This stuff is a valuable resource with all the versatility of duct tape.

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Gardening Tip: Compost Heap Alternative

Gardening Tip: Compost Heap Alternative

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If you don't have a compost heap, here's a simple way to recycle vegetable scraps in your garden beds.

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QUESTION: Whats living in my compost??

QUESTION: What's living in my compost??

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I have some unidentified worm-like creepies living in my compost...is this normal?? I've been very careful to only add veggie scraps, and there is no foul smell...

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