Category: Compost

  • 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

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Want to know how worms create compost?

    Want to know how worms create compost?

    Vermicomposting or worm composting has gotten very popular. Setting up a bin is super easy, it just takes a trash can or stroage container, some shredded newspaper, a little water, the food scraps and of course, a pound or two of worms. So long as you do not overfeed your worm bin food scraps, you…

  • Composting in New York City Goes Big Time

    Composting in New York City Goes Big Time

    If you thought you had an efficient composting system, you’ve got to read this article Elizabeth Royte wrote for the New York Times entitled The Compost King of New York. The New York City Sanitation Department has instituted a Zero Waste program that asks residents to separate their food scraps and yard waste in separate…

  • Mike McGrath Explains Why You Should Be Leaf Composting

    Mike McGrath Explains Why You Should Be Leaf Composting

    We’ve written about it many times that composting your leaves each fall will do more for your garden than any store bought fertilizer ever will. Mike McGrath, hosts a weekly radio program on WHYY in Philidelphia called “You Bet Your Garden.” In this Ted Talk, Mike explains why you should compost your fall leaves and…

  • 10 Interesting Facts About Red Wigglers

    10 Interesting Facts About Red Wigglers

    10 interesting facts about these watermelon-loving, hermaphroditic, voracious, compost dwelling organisms.