Composting

Why is my compost forming balls?(and how to fix clumping)

If you have peered into your compost heap to find lumps, or balls, of compost, you may have a problem. Don’t worry, there are some ways to fix this. In short, it means there is too much moisture in your compost. It is also very common if you are using a compost tumbler. The rotating…

Should a Compost Bin be in the Sunlight or Shade?

You have researched composting. You have gone out and bought the highest-rated bin on the market. You have curated the perfected mixture of coffee grinds, veggie scraps, tea bags, and even manure. As you stand proudly in your background, ready to compost, you realize you have no idea where to put the thing. Should a…

When Should I Stop Adding To My Compost Heap?

The question of when to stop adding to your compost heap is not a one-fits-all answer. There are two kinds of composting that you can do, and the one you choose is to factor into the solution. You either use a passive method of composting, or you use a batch pile method. The passive composting…

Are Mealworms Good Or Bad For Compost?

Mealworms can be both good and bad for compost, depending on your situation. In short though, they won’t do any harm and are not dangerous. In regards to being good for compost, the mealworms will help break down the natural materials by consuming them. This is good because that is what composting is all about;…

How Long Does it Take for Egg Shells to Break Down in Soil?

The average person eats around 280 eggs a year. That’s a whole lot of eggshells just to throw away. So instead of tossing them out, can you compost eggshells? Or can you add them to your garden? If so, how long does it take for eggshells to break down in soil? It can take years…

Can teabags add value to a compost? (Brands of teabags to compose)

Can tea bags add value to compost? They sure can! You can use compostable tea bags to enrich your garden soil and compost with vital nutrients and minerals that the soil may be missing. Think of it as upcycling your garden while recycling your tea! Why Use Tea in Compost? Professional gardeners and homely green…

How Long Does It Take Pistachio Shells to Decompose?

If you’re trying to build up a compost pile to fertilize your backyard garden, you might find yourself wondering how long different types of shells and peels take to decompose. For pistachio shells, the answer is a little more involved than you might think.  While some things, like orange peels, decompose within six months or…

Which is better composting or vermicomposting?

Composting – A Fantastic Solution Are you thinking about composting to turn your organic material into rich fertilizer? This is great for gardeners and growers who want to give their plants a head start. Composted material is rich in nutrients, and you can sell it, but there’s also vermicomposting. You might be wondering which is…

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