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Build Your Own Classic Compost Bin

Build Your Own Classic Compost Bin

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This compost bin design has been popular for years. It features convenient removable sides and maximum air circulation.

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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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Build a Compost Pile to Suit Your Style

Build a Compost Pile to Suit Your Style

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There's a composting method to suit everyone's lifestyle.

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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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Build An Outdoor Bokashi & Worm Composting Bin

Build An Outdoor Bokashi & Worm Composting Bin

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This "casket-style" container produces compost below ground, and is a great container for outdoor worm 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: Parrot Poop in the Compost Pile?

QUESTION: Parrot Poop in the Compost Pile?

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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...

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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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Start Composting, Bokashi Style

Start Composting, Bokashi Style

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In this video, I show you a way to set up and maintain a compost system using the Bokashi method.

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The Victory Garden Composter - Part 2

The Victory Garden Composter - Part 2

With the new compost bin in place, it was time to harvest my "black gold".

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All About Compost

All About Compost

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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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