Category Archives for Basics

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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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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Compost pH – The Role of pH Levels in Composting

As a keen gardener you probably already understand the importance of knowing the pH of your soil. But what about the pH of your compost? How does the pH of compost affect the plants you grow? After all, if the pH of your soil is too high or too low, it can literally kill your plants! […]

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