Composting

What food scraps can be composted-Can THIS go in the compost?!

Compost is an invaluable resource for gardeners, and an important way to keep food scraps out of the landfill. It provides important nutrients to plants by feeding the good bacteria in the soil, which also attracts earthworms and other beneficial organisms. It’s good for your plants and the planet! So you’re ready to start composting,…

Are oak leaves good for compost-How to Compost with Oak Leaves

Wondering what to do with all of those oak leaves you need to rake up? We’ve got you covered. Are oak leaves good for compost? The short answer is YES, oak leaves are a good addition to your compost pile. Really any kind of leaves are a good addition to compost. Some people are concerned…

Composting Potato Peels: The Do’s and Don’t’s

New to composting? Wondering what can and can’t go into your compost? Look no further! Maybe you’ve heard that potato peels can’t go in the bin. It’s not that they aren’t compostable — just that there are certain situations in which you should refrain from adding them.  Read on to learn more. What is compost…

Hot composting without turning? ( Is there another way )

Hot composting without turning? (is there another way) – yes there is and all you have to do to find out is to read this article and (maybe) take some notes. Without a shadow of a doubt, compost can happen without turning. It happens in nature all the time and you can make hot compost…

Materials that can compost within one month (how to make a fast compost)

There are many advantages to fast composting, but to take advantage of them, you need to have enough materials that can compost within one month and an understanding of how fast compost gets made. Don’t worry if you don’t, though, because we’ve got everything you need to know right here. what is fast compost? Fast…

Why is my compost tumbler not heating up?

When you are learning to make your own compost you’re full of energy and facts and it is easy to get impatient. You want to know that the process is running perfectly and it can be a big disappointment when you notice that your tumbler is rather cold to the touch. Naturally, you might feel…

How long does it take for orange peels to decompose?

Orange peels decompose in an average of 6 months, but it can take anywhere from 13 weeks to a couple of years. The process can be shortened using different methods of composting, with earthworms being the most efficient as you can see in this study. Orange peel is an organic compound, that is usually not…

Aerated Static Pile Composting Explained

What is ASP Composting?  Aerated static pile composting uses airflow to reduce the time it takes to compost large amounts of waste and lessening unpleasant odors. Composting is a great way to help the environment and produce richly fertilized soil. But if you have more questions than answers about composting, we can help. First, you’ll…

What are the Effects of Moisture in the Decomposition of Compost?

Is your compost pile’s moisture level too dry (or too wet)? Find out how moisture affects the decomposition of compost, and you will know exactly what to do to ensure proper moisture levels. Millions of microorganisms are hard at work breaking down the organic matter in your compost pile. Those microorganisms require water to survive…

Can You Have Too Many Egg Shells In Your Compost?

One of the great benefits of home composting is reducing your food waste. It can be truly satisfying knowing that a corn husk, an asparagus stalk, or a fish skin is contributing to the soil that will help grow new, fresh plants. You’re helping the environment and creating a more sustainable, efficient home. Certainly, one…

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