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.
WesternGardener, contributor | March 18th, 201312 comments
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.
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.
Someone told my husband that pouring ammonia in our new compost pile will accelerate the decomposion process, as that's a byproduct of the process anyway. Is this true? I sure want to know before he...
Here is more on how to make a simple inexpensive worm bin. Vermiculture projects are so fun and easy and put composting on overdrive. Apartment dwellers and small-space gardeners rejoice and stay organic.
ChrisMcLaughlin, contributor | March 23rd, 200910 comments
Worm composting (vermicomposting) has to be one of my favorite gardening topics in the world. There are so many good reasons to keep red wigglers in the kitchen or by the back door, munching and crunching on your kitchen scraps that it’s hard to know where to begin.