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How to Compost Dog or Cat Waste

With all the snuggles and cuddling your dog or cat might bring, there’s always a downside to owning a pet. Anyone who has carelessly walked around their back yard or forgotten to change their cat’s litter box is quickly reminded of the droppings your furry friend leaves behind. Litter box or pooper scooper duty is […]

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How to Grow Your Own Worms

It’s a worm’s world out there! For centuries, worms have played a massive part in caring for and propagating different types of plant species. Small and harmless, these wriggling nutrient powerhouses are every gardener’s best friend and secret weapon to healthy, happy plants all year long. So, what exactly is the deal with vermicomposting, or […]

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How to Build a Worm Tower – What are the Benefits

What is a Worm Tower? A worm tower is precisely what it sounds like. It’s a PVC tube, typically around four inches in diameter that gets stuck directly in your garden with the other part of the tube sticking out. The tower acts as a home for you composting worms where you can concentrate your […]

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Worm Castings – A Complete Guide

Believe it or not, earthworm castings are the most nutrient-rich natural fertilizer known to man! These tiny, oblong-sphere-shaped pellets are the byproduct of earthworms and contain a plethora of minerals including nitrates, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and more. They’re odorless, and unless someone told you they were worm poop, you probably would just think it’s weird […]

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Best Compost For Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs

Much like the pH balance in your pool, your soil has a pH level. Depending on what you’re growing, you may want soil that is more or less acidic. If you’re not sure what the pH level of your soil is, there are inexpensive testers that will tell you.  The SUNY College of Environmental Science […]

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Vermicomposting – How to Get Started

Vermicomposting and the Joy of Worms For seasoned green-thumbs, worms are a source of immeasurable joy. These earth-friendly crawlies aren’t only good for fishing bait, they are also a great way to turn your organic scraps into nutrient-rich soil which your plants will love! The process of vermicomposting involves using certain species of earthworms and […]

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Best Compost Bins of 2019

There is almost no better way to recycle food scraps and yard waste than to place them in a compost bin. With enough time, patience, and a little care, all those microorganisms will turn those worthless scraps into the rich black gold all gardeners love. For most composters, the EPA states, “most compost is ready […]

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How to Compost Greens and Browns

The Perfect Balance of Greens and Browns in Composting All aboard the composting boat! By now, you may have been exposed to the world of Bokashi and Vermicomposting, or simply sealing the deal by having your own compost bin at home. Maybe some baby steps here and there, which are great achievements on their own. […]

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Bokashi Composting – Everything You Need to Know

Bokashi Composting: What is it? Food waste has become a global epidemic, and we’re not even exaggerating. When you toss a half-eaten apple into the trash, you’re not only wasting what’s left – you’re wasting time, resources and money just to get the fruit from the orchard to your hands. For an exponential problem such […]

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Composting 101: The Beginner’s Guide to Composting

  You’ve probably heard gardeners use the term “black gold” when referring to compost, and there’s a good reason for that. Compost packs a powerful punch of nutrients and beneficial microbes that makes plantlife thrive. It makes lawns greener, vegetables grow bigger, and plants more pest-resistant, all without the use of chemical fertilizers. Some studies […]

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