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  • How To Rejuvnate Your Soil

    How To Rejuvnate Your Soil

    Soil needs to be fertile to produce robust plant growth and flower blooms. Soil fertility can be depleted through over tillage, over irrigation, over planting and erosion to name just a few reasons why you may need to rejuvenate the soil in your garden. There are a number of ways to improve your soil. 1.…

  • What is the Micro-herd and how does it help my soil?

    What is the Micro-herd and how does it help my soil?

    The micro-herd is the microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi, and other microbes, that play a crucial role in the decomposition process. These microorganisms are the active players in the composting process. They feed on garden and kitchen scraps and turn that discarded organic material into dark, nutrient rich humus. As the micro-herd does its work, the…

  • Counter Top Composting Machines

    Have you seen those counter top composting machines advertised? They are supposed to reduce your vegetable scraps and coffee grinds down to usable dirt for your garden. I enjoyed Helen Rosner’s New Yorker article about the promises of such machines. I thought I would share it with you. Click here to read the article.

  • What about a composting barn?

    This farmer in New Zealand is trying one out to keep his herd warm in the winter months. Read more here https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/countrylife/audio/2018892833/composting-barn-better-for-cows-and-land-says-karamea-farmer

  • Worm Composting with Red Wiggler Worms

    Worm Composting with Red Wiggler Worms

    Introduction Worm composting, also known as vermicomposting, is a simple and effective way to turn kitchen scraps and yard waste into nutrient-rich compost for your garden. By using red wiggler worms, you can speed up the composting process and produce high-quality compost and vermicompost that is rich in beneficial microorganisms and nutrients. Benefits of Worm…

  • Tools Needed To Create Healthy Compost

    The Right Tool For The Right Job Creating healthy compost is an essential part of gardening. It’s a natural way to enrich your soil, which in turn promotes plant growth and helps reduce waste. However, creating quality compost requires the right tools and techniques. In this blog post, we will discuss the tools and their…

  • Rechargeable Garden Work Lights

    Rechargeable Garden Work Lights

    Introduction and Benefits of Rechargeable Garden Work Lights If you love spending time in your garden, you know how important it is to have the right tools and equipment. One of the most essential tools for any gardener is a reliable work light, especially for those who love to work in the garden during the…

  • Composting with a compost tumbler

    Composting with a compost tumbler

    Composting is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and create nutrient-rich soil for your garden. While traditional composting can be a bit of a hassle, using a compost tumbler can make it much easier. In this article, we’ll go over the benefits of composting with a compost tumbler, how to use one, and…

  • Solar Generators in the Garden

    Using solar generators in the garden can be a great way to power your outdoor tools and equipment without relying on traditional power sources. Solar generators work by collecting energy from the sun using solar panels and converting it into electrical energy, which can be stored in a battery for later use. Here are some…

  • Leaf Composting

    Leaf Composting

    There are several methods for composting tree leaves, including: Methods Of Leaf Composting It is important to make sure that the leaves are shredded as they decompose more quickly and evenly. Benefits of Cold Composting Cold composting, also known as passive composting, is a method of breaking down organic materials without the use of added…