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How to Use Coffee Grounds in Compost

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Among my favorite ingredients for making compost is coffee grounds. Here, I’ll show you how to use coffee grounds in your compost and how you can source coffee grounds for free.      Compost is my not-so-secret ingredient to having great soil and a productive garden. My “recipe” for making compost includes manure and […]

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How to Turn Fall Garden Cleanup into Compost to Enrich Your Soil

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In consideration of the many beneficial insects that overwinter in fallen leaves and other plant debris, try to refrain from being heavy-handed when you clean up your garden at the end of the growing season. Alternatively, consider deferring the main cleanup until early spring, after insects have emerged. That being said, any plant material that […]

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The Benefits of Backyard Chickens to Your Compost

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Of all the ingredients I could add to my garden to make it grow and thrive, without a doubt the single most important input is compost. It’s the key to the health of my vegetable garden, landscape plants, thriving lawn, and anything growing under my watch. And the benefits of keeping backyard chickens to your […]

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How to Make Compost the Easy Way

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Composting – It’s unfortunate how often that phrase intimidates gardeners. The fact is, anyone can compost, and there are so many benefits to enjoy as a result. Even if you have just a small yard or balcony, you can turn a pile of your raw household materials into the most beautiful, rich, dark, earthy material […]

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How to Use Fall Leaves in the Garden – and Why You Should

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Fall is a favorite time of year for many. It certainly is for me. The softer light and cooler temperatures, football games, the approach of Thanksgiving – these are just a few of the reasons fall is what I consider the best season. Yet, it’s the falling leaves that I’m most thankful for right about […]

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How to Make a Garden Compost Sifter (and Why You Should)

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Just as a kitchen sifter can screen uneven ingredients going into the final recipe, you can make a compost sifter to do the same thing for your garden. When you make compost, it rarely breaks down at the same rate and consistency on its way to the finished product. Some of it will always be […]

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How to Make a Compost Bin Using Free Shipping Pallets

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Over my many years of composting, I’ve tried nearly every way of making it. From an open heap in my backyard to expensive dual-bin devices with cranks and gears. At the end of the day, a pallet compost bin has become my method of choice. A bonus – the pallets are free. It’s also one […]

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