Composting

Why Is My Compost Not Getting Hot?

Anyone who is getting into composting will hear people talk about hot compost and how having a hot compost bin helps to break waste down more quickly and effectively. Hot compost kills weed seeds and pathogens too, so it’s a great way of ensuring your compost is ready for vegetable patches and your garden. However,…

How to determine moisture content of compost

How vital is moisture to compost? All life needs water, even microbes. Microbes are everywhere: inside our bodies, in our houses, and your compost. They are what break down your greens (grass clippings and yard waste), food waste, and browns (cardboard, paper, and sawdust). So, the question is there: what are the effects of moisture…

Composting Pros And Cons (Seventeen Important Tips)

If you’re thinking about getting into composting but you aren’t sure where to start or what the advantages might be, we’re here to help. There are lots of reasons that you might find composting a valuable addition to your household habits. It also has many environmental benefits, but there are a few drawbacks, especially if…

Can Compost Burn Your Lawn? ( What You Need To Know )

You may have spent quite a bit of time adding and tending to your compost and now you are ready to actually use it. But, before you do that, you are wondering can compost burn your lawn? You have probably heard some stories that it can.  The truth is that well-prepared compost should not burn…

Dig And Drop Composting (The Do’s and The Don’ts)

If you’re interested in composting but you aren’t able to have a compost heap for any reason, have you considered the dig and drop method of composting? More and more people are looking for ways to dispose of their food waste in their gardens, rather than sending it to landfills. We are becoming increasingly aware…

How To Compost Without A Bin (The Ultimate Guide)

Are you looking at starting to compost at home? There are lots of great reasons to do this. Firstly, it’s better for the planet: organic waste in landfills is extremely harmful, and even collection composting schemes require fuel and transport. Secondly, you will get lots of lovely soft compost for your garden. This is free,…

Can You Plant In Just Compost? (Expert advice on compost planting)

If you have spent painstaking months creating the best possible compost, lovingly turning and aerating your compost pile, and you’ve now got some of the famous gardener’s “black gold,” you might be wondering what the next step is. Perhaps you’re wondering, can you plant in just compost? You can theoretically plant in just compost, but…

Does Trench Composting Work? (Let’s find out)

If you’ve come across trench composting before, you might be wondering quite a few things about it – and the most significant question is likely to be “does trench composting work?” The answer is yes, it does, but you need to do it right in order to get good results. Trench composting can be a…

Composting Schedule and Time Frame (When Should You Start?)

Compost can add an incredible amount of nutrients to your garden. If you’re looking to do your own composting, you may have questions about how to go about it. The best time to start a compost pile is in the Fall. The size, composition, and how you tend to it, will determine how long it…

Composting Vs. Vermicomposting: (What’s The Difference)

If you’re just dipping your toes into the composting world, you might be looking to learn the difference between composting and vermicomposting, and trying to decide which method is right for you. Both methods will produce rich compost for you to use on your garden, and they are a great way to reduce the amount…

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