Composting


Worm curled up on garden soil. Worm curled up on garden soil. Worm curled up on garden soil. Worm curled up on garden soil.


Many gardeners already know the not-so-secret advantages of using worm tea to fertilize their gardens, but not all are aware of the various...

Care for a Cup of Compost Tea? Your Plants Will! Care for a Cup of Compost Tea? Your Plants Will! Care for a Cup of Compost Tea? Your Plants Will! Care for a Cup of Compost Tea? Your Plants Will!


So, you have created a compost pile or bin. Now it’s time to start thinking about what else can be done with your compost. How about...

12 Permaculture Principles 12 Permaculture Principles 12 Permaculture Principles 12 Permaculture Principles


Permaculture is more than just a buzz word. It’s a sustainable approach to designing and growing edible landscapes. There’s a bit more to...

Kitchen Scrap Gardening Kitchen Scrap Gardening Kitchen Scrap Gardening Kitchen Scrap Gardening


The scraps of vegetables that are thrown away after making a soup or casserole can actually be utilized and transformed into a healthy...

Worms: The Ancient Secret to the Rise of Human Civilization? Worms: The Ancient Secret to the Rise of Human Civilization? Worms: The Ancient Secret to the Rise of Human Civilization? Worms: The Ancient Secret to the Rise of Human Civilization?


There is a single organism responsible for the rise of the earliest urban communities. Without their hard work in Ancient Egypt, India and...

Common Nutrient Additives Common Nutrient Additives Common Nutrient Additives Common Nutrient Additives


When it comes to nutrient additives, there are a lot of options available for growers. But, as Grubbycup explains, it is important to know...

Hands cradling a small plant growing in a garden. Hands cradling a small plant growing in a garden. Hands cradling a small plant growing in a garden. Hands cradling a small plant growing in a garden.


When it comes to environmental conservation, every little bit helps. Casey Fraser explains how you can help preserve the environment by...

Understanding Soil Additives: What To Add and When Understanding Soil Additives: What To Add and When Understanding Soil Additives: What To Add and When Understanding Soil Additives: What To Add and When


There are a number of soil additives available to help gardeners create optimal growing conditions for their plants, but needs change...

Brew up a Batch of Compost Tea Brew up a Batch of Compost Tea Brew up a Batch of Compost Tea Brew up a Batch of Compost Tea


One of the most effective ways to boost microbial populations in your soil or hydroponic system is through the periodic application of...

Organic Rooting Medium: Composting Woods Organic Rooting Medium: Composting Woods Organic Rooting Medium: Composting Woods Organic Rooting Medium: Composting Woods


Although fresh wood by-products like sawdust and pine bark are suitable for use in soilless organic rooting media mixes, most types contain...

Compost Tea Considerations Compost Tea Considerations Compost Tea Considerations Compost Tea Considerations


Compost tea, or the stewing of aged compost in water, provides many benefits for the garden, the most significant of which are the...

Growing Gardens from Kitchen Scraps Growing Gardens from Kitchen Scraps Growing Gardens from Kitchen Scraps Growing Gardens from Kitchen Scraps


Before you throw your produce scraps into the compost, consider using them as starts for a garden by following a few simple steps. Barb...

Biodynamic Compost Biodynamic Compost Biodynamic Compost Biodynamic Compost


High-quality compost can make the difference between a so-so result and stunning success when growing in soil. Compost is now widely...

Growing Organically with Compost Teas and Nutrient Mush Growing Organically with Compost Teas and Nutrient Mush Growing Organically with Compost Teas and Nutrient Mush Growing Organically with Compost Teas and Nutrient Mush


Nutrient feeding “mush” and “tea” brews have been around for a while now. People that use them swear by them and will preach about them to...

How Nutrients from the Ocean Help Your Garden How Nutrients from the Ocean Help Your Garden How Nutrients from the Ocean Help Your Garden How Nutrients from the Ocean Help Your Garden


Minerals and nutrients from the sea are beneficial to land-based organisms today. Here's how ocean-based nutrients help your garden grow.

Do You Need to Add More Humus to Your Garden Beds? Do You Need to Add More Humus to Your Garden Beds? Do You Need to Add More Humus to Your Garden Beds? Do You Need to Add More Humus to Your Garden Beds?


In this article, we walk you through what exactly makes a good garden humus, and how to make sure your plants are getting enough of the...

How to Select the Right Soil for Your Bonsai Tree How to Select the Right Soil for Your Bonsai Tree How to Select the Right Soil for Your Bonsai Tree How to Select the Right Soil for Your Bonsai Tree


After the tragic death of his bonsai tree, Alan Ray did some research on which soil he should have used.

How to Dispose of Food Waste in a Natural, Earth-friendly Way How to Dispose of Food Waste in a Natural, Earth-friendly Way How to Dispose of Food Waste in a Natural, Earth-friendly Way How to Dispose of Food Waste in a Natural, Earth-friendly Way


You often try to be as green as possible: you recycle your plastics, you bring reusable bags with you when you shop, and you do what you...

Turning Trash into Treasure with Indoor Composting Turning Trash into Treasure with Indoor Composting Turning Trash into Treasure with Indoor Composting Turning Trash into Treasure with Indoor Composting


Humans have taken advantage of nature’s recycling program for thousands of years. Even though a lot of us live in urban areas, there’s no...

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