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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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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

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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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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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Let Worms Compost Your Kitchen Scraps

Let Worms Compost Your Kitchen Scraps

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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.

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Getting Ready to Garden

Getting Ready to Garden

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Last-minute care gets your garden off to a great start. Janet Jemmott discusses how to prevent problems in the garden, how to make compost, how to get your tools ready, and how to prepare the soil.

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Creating Healthy Compost

Creating Healthy Compost

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Should you compost pesticides, herbicides, animal manure, paper, weeds, or diseased plants? The answers may surprise you.

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Composting Hot or Cold

Composting Hot or Cold

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Cold composting is slow and easy; hot composting is fast but takes effort. Both produce a priceless soil amendment.

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A Starter Compost Heap

A Starter Compost Heap

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Build an enclosure, add plant material, collect your veggie scraps, and toss them in. Nature will take care of the rest.

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