October 20, 2011
Nearly every gardener loves compost. Most do not love the possible smell or the backbreaking work of turning the compost pile, however. Plus some areas with wildlife or other cosmetic rules might say .
November 28, 2010
Many farmers are starting to garden organically because they are able to produce virtually the same yield of crops in a cost-effective manner. You can also do this at home, but first you have to ..
October 23, 2010
What exactly is organic gardening and why would you want to do it? People who choose to go the organic route, when it comes to growing their own food, think of their plants as part of a whole system .
October 14, 2010
For composting, you need look no further than your own home to find a viable set of materials to keep it up and running. One of the good things about composting is that you can derive your composting .
October 06, 2010
There are five problems that can arise when you are composting. All of the issues are relatively easy to troubleshoot and fix. During your routine monitoring of your composting pile, keep a look out ..
September 17, 2010
A French drain is a ditch that is covered with drain rock so that water will be led away from the foundation of your house or building. French drains may be supplemented by hollow pipes installed ..
March 03, 2010
Compost Gardening With Worms Worms can help you transform your discarded kitchen scraps into nutritious humus that will help your garden plants to thrive. Setting up little worm composting bins is ..
March 01, 2010
Greenhouse Gardening - Good Plants To Grow If you are new to greenhouse gardening, you may be wondering what plants grow best in small greenhouse kits. While you can grow just about anything inside ..
November 20, 2008
If you spend any time at all in nature you will quickly notice that nature takes care of itself. Everything that dies is incorporated back into the environment in a short amount of time. There are ..
October 20, 2008
The tendency for many home gardeners is to think of the spring and summer as the principle feeding seasons for their plants. This may be true in cool, temperate climates, but much less so in ..
September 24, 2008
Introduction The simple act of composting our own biodegradable domestic waste could save our councils from massive fines and passing these penalties on to us, their council tax payers. In the first ..
September 09, 2008
The Living Soil Did you know that in one teaspoon of living soil there are 100 million to 1 billion bacteria,1 mile to 40 miles of fungal hyphae, and 1,000-100,000 protozoa? These organisms provide a .
September 06, 2008
Benefits of Compost: Compost is one of the best soil nutrients you can add to your vegetable, herb or flower garden. It serves as both fertilizer and mulch, breaking up heavy clay soil and making it ..
September 04, 2008
Kitchen leavings such as banana peels, cantaloupe rinds and eggshells do not need to go into the trashcan. They can be recycled in compost bins to provide wonderful nutrients for succeeding ..
September 01, 2008
This amazing technology produces ethanol from green waste including household grass and leaves, unlike existing technologies which are currently influencing food supplies across the globe by ..
August 18, 2008
One of the things I aim to get as much of as possible into my garden is compost. Not the type of compost you can buy, but the type of compost you make. This has to be one of the best things you can ..
August 07, 2008
Going Green - OK, so it's the in thing to do now and everyone who is anyone has already changed all the light bulbs in their home. Yea, me too, I try to drive my car less (and not just because gas ..
July 26, 2008
In a small garden, where the patio or decking occupies a significant proportion, or if you have only a yard or roof garden available, container gardening is a good solution to the planting problem. ..
July 22, 2008
Chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides have taken their toll on our soils and on our health. With all the advances in science, there continues to be new evidence on a daily basis about the ..
July 22, 2008
"Going Organic" has become a catch-phrase in the past few years, but many people don't understand the many facets of what that term actually means. Conventional growers, farms, and homeowners using ..
July 22, 2008
Compost Tea is a microbial solution that improves soil structure, adds beneficial organisms to the soil to sustain plants, builds organic matter in the soil, and aids in nutrient uptake. A mature, ..
July 09, 2008
Many people new to gardening or composting are often unsure exactly what they should be putting into their compost piles or bins. Once they learn a few of the basics though, they discover it's a lot ..
July 08, 2008
There's a lot of materials out there about composting and compost and the last thing you need is another one that explains the technical aspect of the process and the scientific basis behind the ..
July 04, 2008
What is compost? When organic matter has finished decomposing the end result is compost. Although there are many types of organic matter such as manure, leaves, garden waste and kitchen scraps etc. ..
July 02, 2008
One of the gardening techniques that most confuses beginners, and more experienced gardeners, is Mulching. There is much discussion, muttering and head shaking over this process which has it's ..