Composting & Vermiculture
How to Make Leaf Mould (2 Quick and Easy DIY Methods)
Learn how and why to make leaf mould from fallen autumn leaves (and how urine can help speed up the process!).
How to Use Leaves in the Vegetable Garden as Compost, Mulch, and Leaf Mould
Raking leaves off your lawn in the fall does not have to be a meaningless chore. After you have jumped in the pile, add the leaves to your compost bin, mulch them around your plants, or pile them in a heap to make soil-building leaf mould. Keeping reading to find out how to use leaves in your vegeta
How to Set Up and Use a Bokashi Bucket for Indoor Composting
Bokashi is an alternative to traditional composting that allows you to turn kitchen waste into a valuable soil amendment for your garden using a process of anaerobic fermentation. It's an easy, odorless, and eco-friendly way to deal with kitchen scraps.
Identifying the Canadian Nightcrawler Worm
Learn about the HUGE Canadian nightcrawler or "lobworm." Much larger than African and European nightcrawlers and positively dwarfing red and blue wigglers, they're good for bait but not so great for composting.
How to Identify the Indian Blue Composting Worm
Do you know what the Indian Blue Composting Worm looks like? Indian blues are the smallest composting worms, and they can be kind of picky about conditions. But they'll love a properly set up blue worm bin.
Identifying the European Nightcrawler Composting Worm
Do you know what the European Nightcrawler looks like? European Nightcrawlers are the red wigglers' bigger cousins. A single Euro will eat more than a single red, but reds tend to develop higher populations. Due to their size, Euros are somewhat easier to use as bait for fishing.
Identifying the African Nightcrawler Composting Worm
Not sure what kind of composting worms you have? If you think it may be an African Nightcrawler, here are some descriptions and tips to help you find out and start vermicomposting.
Should You Use Black Soldier Fly Larvae or Red Wiggler Worms for Vermicomposting?
Black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) and red wiggler worms are popular to use as compost scraps. But which is better? As with most things, it is not a simple answer, and each option has its pros and cons.
How to Make a DIY Compost Container for a Green Garden
Green gardening begins with healthy soil. Composting plant material from your yard makes nature's best fertilizer. Here's how to do it.
How to Build Your Own Compost Bin and Make Compost at Home: A Practical Guide
Don't waste your money on buying compost fertilizer when you can create your own at home very easily. This guide will show you how easy building your own compost bin and making your own compost at home can be.
How to Fix Slimy Compost and Stop It From Turning to Sludge
Do you have slimy or sludgy compost? I'll show you how to fix it. Making good compost is not difficult, but you need to follow a few rules.
How to Use a Composting Bin or Create a Compost Pile
What is composting? Read on to find out why this simple act is so beneficial, not only for your gardens but for mother nature and your wallet!
How to Make a Compost Bin From a Plastic Storage Container
Interested in making your own compost bin? This article will show you how to transform a normal plastic storage container into a useful compost bin.
How to Set Up a Worm Composting Bin (With Step-by-Step Photo Guide)
Here are simple instructions on how to set up a worm composting bin. From hints and tips on what wormery to buy, to what to feed the worms, this article shows you the starting stages of setting up your own worm farm to bring you the very best completely organic natural fertilizer for your garden.
How to Make Compost Tea: The Organic Energy Drink for Plants
Make a compost tea brewing system from a few basic materials, then make effective compost tea from kitchen waste, leaves, and other organic matter. While there are many commercial products available, making a simple and effective compost tea brewing system is an easy DIY project.
Gardening for Beginners: How to Compost Without a Bin
Learn how to create luxurious garden compost! This is a great way to recycle organic matter (such as kitchen waste), save money and have greater success in growing plants and vegetables!
Compost Holes: A Cheap and Easy Way to Enrich Your Soil
This article includes directions for two methods of in-ground composting: the one-hole and the two-hole method.
Composting in Your Small Garden
Wondering if your garden needs a compost pile? Even a small garden can benefit from a compost pile that turns plant trimmings and other garden trash into enriched soil. Here are some easy tips for making compost in a small yard.