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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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Rabbits at last..at least for a while!

Rabbits at last..at least for a while!

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Meet Candy and Lala!  These 2 dutch bunny beauties belong to my kids' elementary school, but they will be taking their summer vacation at our house, (to give the science teacher a...

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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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Bring on the Bokashi!! Part One

Bring on the Bokashi!! Part One

This method of intensive composting has advantages over traditional composting.

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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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Start Your Compost Pile This Winter

Start Your Compost Pile This Winter

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Those gardeners in gentler climates will have things going a little bit faster (and no, it's not unfair because you snow people get tulips).

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QUESTION: Using a compost tumbler in cold weather

QUESTION: Using a compost tumbler in cold weather

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Hey fellow gardeners!  I am reading up on composting a lot lately, and have a couple of questions for those of you who are experts!

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Composting in Winter

Composting in Winter

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My compost pile is far from my house. Besides, it's busy working, getting itself ready to use next spring. So rather than add to it all winter, or worse, not compost at all (impossible!), I use...

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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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Leaf Mold as a Soil Conditioner

Leaf Mold as a Soil Conditioner

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Leaf mold by itself is pretty close to pure humus and like compost, smells like the forest floor. Probably because it is the forest floor.

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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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Beginners Compost

Beginners Compost

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I've been reading about composting and trying it out. The first try went gross and slimy with too much, not mixed in well,  chopped fruit peelings. Try two, in this barrel, seems to be...

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QUESTION: Compost & Ammonia

QUESTION: Compost & Ammonia

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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...

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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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Video: How to Make Compost Tea

Video: How to Make Compost Tea

Patti Moreno, the Garden Girl, and Mark Highland, from Organic Mechanic Soil, whip up a batch of compost tea for Patti's indoor garden.

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The Dirt on Soil

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How does a garden grow? Feed the soil and the soil will feed you.

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Video: A Simple and Easy Compost Bin

Video: A Simple and Easy Compost Bin

Here is an easy and inexpensive way to make a compost bin.

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Video: The Easy Indoor Worm Bin

Video: The Easy Indoor Worm Bin

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.

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