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5 Tips For Kitchen Composting

For less mess and more time
Friday, December 16, 2016, 2:46 PM

Some good tips to follow and learn from to improve your kitchen scrap composting system.  They will hopefully bring better success and enjoyment out of managing your kitchen food waste.

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Compost Tea Brewing

How to Build a Compost Tea Brewer and Brew Tea

DIY Compost Tea Brewer
Monday, February 1, 2016, 3:50 PM

I had a free 55 gallon barrel that I decided to turn into a compost tea brewer. Compost tea is a great way to magnify your compost by breeding the beneficial microorganisms and spraying them on your plants. Plants sprayed with high quality compost tea will be healthier, less affected by pests, and produce better fruits and vegetables. » Read more

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3 Ways to Utilize Fallen Leaves on Your Homestead

One of Nature's great resources - leaves
Monday, November 16, 2015, 4:56 PM
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Making Better Compost

25 things to start adding to your compost pile
Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 1:50 AM

A great list of items to begin adding to your compost pile to make better soil and reduce your waste stream.

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How To Get Free Hot Water

From a compost wheelie bin
Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 6:42 PM

Learn how to build a water heater by using a wheelie compost bin setup and the heat generated by the creation of compost.

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6 Compost Problems and How to Fix Them

Tips for making better compost
Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 3:16 PM

Learn to identify and solve common problems that can occur with your compost pile.

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The Four Essentials For Successful Composting

Tips for making great soil
Thursday, January 29, 2015, 8:49 PM

Learn about four key elements to making wonderfully rich compost and soil.

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Kevin Fogle

Vermicomposting with Worm Towers

Direct worm composting in the space you need it - the garden
Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 8:40 PM

Learn about using worm towers to produce nutrient rich compost and worm castings directly in your garden beds.

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Phil Williams

Why Bother Composting?

The benefits of building great soil.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 8:01 PM

Composting can seem pretty complicated. Depending on who you talk to, or what you read, you will find tons of different advice on how to get just the right “brew”. You’ll hear about having the perfect ratio of greens and browns, and putting them together in thin shredded layers. Then you hear about occasionally turning the pile to let the right amount of oxygen in, but not too often, as you are losing nitrogen. Then you have to have the right cooking temperature. You have to have it hot, but not too hot. Hot enough to cook, but not so hot that you burn up your nutrients. » Read more

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Modular all-in-one chicken coop, raised garden and compost bin

A clever design to meet all your needs
Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 6:21 PM

If working with a tight space and you want to have a nice compact modular design for a chicken coop, a garden, and composting setup, keep this new setup in mind when you start planning.