Composting

Composting leftover pizza (all you need to know)

Introduction While composting is, in principle, straightforward, everyone knows that it’s far too easy to put the wrong thing in and cause a mess in your compost bin for a while. The “anything organic” principle is a little too simplistic a lot of the time, and that may leave you wondering about certain foods. We’re…

Small-Scale Composting:What to do with small spaces

Composting is very “on trend” right now and a lot of people are looking at it as a solution to multiple problems. Composting reduces waste going to landfills, recycles organic materials into soil for the garden, cuts down on greenhouse gasses and fuel used to transport the waste, and can help to stop your kitchen…

Can You Compost Cherry Pits? (What To Do With Your Pits)

Introduction Have you ever wondered “can you compost cherry pits (what to do with your pits)? Will these rock-like things ever break down, or will they linger eternally in your compost, frustrating any attempt to turn them into something useful? They might seem too hard to possibly be broken down by a bit of rain…

Composting with Mealworms? (Good or Bad thing)

Introduction For those who are keen on learning more about composting, you might be wondering about the different composting techniques. If so, have you considered composting with mealworms? Vermicomposting (composting with worms) is growing increasingly popular, and you might be wondering whether you can use mealworms for the same process. Mealworms aren’t really worms, and…

The Ultimate Guide to Composting for a Herb Garden

Introduction If you’re thinking of planting a herb garden, you might be wondering how to make compost that is suitable for the herbs, and how much of it to use. Herbs can vary a bit in terms of their requirements, but there are a few things you should do to create a general compost that…

The Dos and Don’ts of Composting Dog and Cat Waste

If you’ve got a cat or a dog and you also compost, you might have heard that you shouldn’t put their waste in your compost – and perhaps you’re wondering why not, since it is organic, and all it does when left outside is wash back into the ground anyway. It may seem illogical to…

Troubleshooting Your Compost : Why Isn’t it Getting Hot?

introduction 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…

The Risks of Composting: Can it Burn Your Lawn?

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 your…

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