How to Turn Compost (And Get Quicker Results)

The act of turning compost can mean the difference between finished compost in just a few months, or waiting much longer for decomposition to happen. Turning influences composting speed, but it can also help resolve a number of common composting problems. And most of us want good quality compost quicker… Right ? So, in the following lines […]

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Adding Soil to Compost (The Secret Ingredient?)

You may have heard that putting soil in compost is the right thing to do. But knowing why, how much, or what type of soil you should add can be a bit confusing. Rest assured, the answers are pretty simple and here I’ll explain everything you need to know about the use of dirt in compost. The […]

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What is Ericaceous Compost (Things you Need to Know)

I only learned about ericaceous compost recently when I started to get interested in blueberry plants. Confused ? So was I at first. But it’s really not that complicated. In this article I’ll explain everything you need to know about ericaceous compost, what it is, which plants need ericaceous compost, how to make it, and how to use […]

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Compost vs Fertilizer (The Little Known Difference)

You look confused ! And I totally understand… In the gardening world, the proper use of compost and fertilizers can be bewildering. But in a few minutes all will become clear ! I’m going to explain the essential differences between fertilizers and compost. So next time you meet your gardening pals you can astound them with the depth of […]

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Compost Starters (This is what you Need to Know!)

Confused about compost starters ? I certainly was when I first heard about them. When you begin composting, you might notice after a few weeks that your compost doesn’t seem to be turning into “compost” ! So you get frustrated and start looking for solutions to “speed up” your organic rotting experiment. This is when you come across […]

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How To Make Compost From Kitchen Waste (The Easy Way)

If you’re like me and you enjoy cooking, then you produce an abundance of food scraps every time you’re in the kitchen! Just about all types of organic refuse makes excellent compost material. And composting household scraps is a great way to make something beneficial for your plants, while reducing your home’s weekly waste production […]

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Does Compost Smell? (The Truth About Smelly Compost)

When I first started composting, one of my biggest concerns was that it would stink. But by following the right composting rules, you can have an odor-free compost bin without much difficulty. Does compost smell? A correctly maintained compost bin shouldn’t give off much odor. If you find your compost smells strongly like ammonia, rotting eggs, […]

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What Are The Benefits of Compost (Amazing Facts)

When I first started composting, I asked myself a few questions. Like what are the advantages of composting, and is it really worth it? The answer is definitely yes! So what are the benefits of compost? Composting has several significant benefits. It can help the environment by reducing landfill waste and erosion. It keeps your lawn and garden […]

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Storing Leaves for Compost (The Best Way to Store Dry Leaves)

It’s that time of year again when the leaves begin to fall. And you’ve probably figured out that dry leaves are an excellent source of brown composting material. But what’s the best way to store dry leaves for compost? At certain times of the year gardeners often find themselves lacking brown, carbon rich material. Which is […]

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Dry Compost Solutions (Is your Compost Bin Too Dry?)

Compost can become dry at times. And as you probably know, this can slow down the process of decomposition, drastically! Below I’m going to talk about how to judge the moisture content of your compost bin, and how to remedy dry compost problems. So is your compost too dry? If you see very little or no […]

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