How To Compost

How-to articles on composting at home, including compost basics for piles and bins, and worm composting.

Winter Gardening and Preparation

Winter Gardening and Preparation

Now that the summer swelter is starting to dissipate, everyone is once again focused on their yard and winter gardens. Just because it is getting cooler and the available daylight is in noticeable decline, doesn’t mean you can’t have a productive and nutrient dense garden. Now is the time to plant all of those healthy [...]

YOU DON'T NEED A GARDEN TO GARDEN

YOU DON’T NEED A GARDEN TO GARDEN

A lot of people tell me they want to grow healthy foods for themselves and their families, but don’t have any place they can dig up and start cultivating some yummies. If you don’t have a community garden in your vicinity or a neighbor allowing you to dig up some of their property, you can [...]

Spring and Summer Compost Gardening

For homesteaders and seasoned gardeners, this is the time of year when two dozen yard projects are going on simultaneously – but   there never seems to be enough daylight hours to get everything done.  One of the tasks that needs to be high in your priority list is soil management. To the natural and [...]

Compost Tumblers and Tips on Using Tumblers Correctly

Compost Tumblers and Tips on Using Tumblers Correctly

Garden Compost Tumblers (5) are a great way to recycle your kitchen waste and soft yard clippings faster than stand alone composters.  In fact, most tumblers will bioconvert at a 15-25% higher rate, producing buckets of nutrient-rich humus for your garden. While results may vary depending on a multitude of variables, the most important include: aeration, [...]

Compost Bins for a Low Budget

Compost Bins for a Low Budget

Composting is one of the best ways to lower your impact on the natural world.  Not only does it reduce the volume of waste going to the landfill or down the drain, it also recycles the valuable nutrients found in your food scraps and yard debris into valuable, mineral-rich humus for use on your ornamental [...]

Composting Food Scraps with a Grub Composting System

Composting Food Scraps with a Grub Composting System

Food scraps can easily cause odor and pest problems in a compost pile, but the nutrition in food wastes are too precious to squander. Grub composting is a terrific way to quickly reduce food wastes down to where they can be safely added to a pile.  In as little as 24 hours, black soldier fly [...]