Composting

How to Use Buckwheat as a Summer Cover Crop
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How to Use Buckwheat as a Summer Cover Crop

In many areas, especially in longer growing seasons, gardeners discover a mid-season fallow in parts of the garden where spring crops have harvested. This comes as a surprise to many gardeners, often in June or July. It’s prime garden season. Our summer crops are growing elsewhere. And it’s not quite time to plant fall crops….

Gardening with Chickens: How to Use Your Flock for Manure, Natural Tilling, Pest Control, and More
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Gardening with Chickens: How to Use Your Flock for Manure, Natural Tilling, Pest Control, and More

With more and more people staying at home amidst the pandemic, gardening isn’t the only thing that’s become more popular. Raising chickens seems to be a natural next step for many gardeners. Gardening with chickens goes hand in hand! If you’re like me, you start raising chickens because you want eggs, right? But, as I’ve…

Simplifying Compost — FAQ for Home Gardener
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Simplifying Compost — FAQ for Home Gardener

One of the biggest mistakes I see home gardeners make regarding composting is this: we overcomplicate it. It’s easy to do, though, because there’s so much research out there and it can seem overwhelming. Our gardens thrive with compost, and truly, it’s one of the easiest, most inexpensive activities you can do for your garden….

Worm Composting: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners
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Worm Composting: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners

Have you ever considered worm composting? Maybe you lack space for a traditional compost pile and you want to try your hand at indoor worm composting. Or maybe the whole idea of vermicomposting intrigues you and you want to add a worm compost bin outside in addition to other composting you do. Where do you…

Composting for Beginners: a Quick and Easy Guide
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Composting for Beginners: a Quick and Easy Guide

Most home vegetable gardeners want to grow the most natural garden possible, and for many, this natural garden begins with composting. *disclosure: links in this post may contain affiliate links, which means if you click through and make a purchase, I will receive a commission. What’s not to love about composting? It’s basically free —…