Category Archives: composting

Fall Garden Preparations

Fall is a great time to work in the garden. Around these parts, in Western Washington, the weather tends to be a little warmer than spring, and a little drier. The colors are beautiful, the air smells sweet and autumny … Continue reading

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Worm Composting Basics

Indoor worm composting is a great way to expand your composting system. You may ask, “what is worm composting? And how does it differ from regular composting?” After all, aren’t worms involved in regular composting? Don’t most outdoor compost piles … Continue reading

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Buying or Building a Compost Bin

There are a number factors to consider when buying building a compost bin. Compost can be unsightly to some. If you don’t get the ingredients right they can smell bad. For these reasons, and others, piles tend not be in … Continue reading

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Uses of Compost

Compost can be beneficial to your yard in numerous ways. However, before going into that, consider one benefit of composting on a larger scale. Composting and the Environment Composting is good for the environment. Everything that you put into your … Continue reading

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Making Compost with the Right Ingredients

When you are forming your compost pile you don’t really have to get too technical. Getting an exact 30:1 ratio of C to N is not necessary, and probably not possible for you to measure. Estimating will work fine. In … Continue reading

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How to Make Compost

The key to a successful compost pile is in the diversity of ingredients you put into it – the greater the variety the better. A large pile of leaves may be an enticing destination for leaping children, but it does … Continue reading

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How Compost is Made

Compost is made through the process of decomposing. That much should be fairly obvious. But what actually happens during decomposition that changes your grass, leaves, stems and other organic matter from what it was into the beautiful, fluffy black stuff … Continue reading

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Composting at Home in Your Backyard

Composting is a rewarding and exciting (yes, I said exciting) activity for gardeners that you can do at your home, right in your own backyard. If you don’t believe me that composting is exciting, that may be because you haven’t … Continue reading

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What is Compost?

Since the earliest days of creation plants and the soil have shared something of a symbiotic relationship with each other. As plants grow, they absorb valuable nutrients from the soil such as nitrogen, potassium, carbon and phosphorous. These and other … Continue reading

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Compost Pile Recipes

I have some pretty fun stuff for you in this post. Over the years, many composting experts (if there is such a thing) have proposed some specific recipes for making compost. While I am all for keeping things simple (and … Continue reading

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