Category: Composting

Getting Ready to Move

In about two weeks a new garden adventure will begin for me, as I’ll be moving to a new property together with my girlfriend and our two small kids. What’s new for me is that this time it’s a rented place compared to our current house, which I own myself. We had a brief talk

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The Worlds Best Compost Review

This is a 43 pages eBook about making compost written by Rod Turner in 2005 titled “The Worlds Best Compost – The How & Why“. My own attempts at making compost have been a bit disappointing. Of course there’s some kind of break-down of organic material into humus, but I can ensure you it’s not

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Why Do Earthworms Come Out in the Rain?

Photo by Squeezyboy. Birds normally take cover during rain but not the blackbird. It’s running around out there in the garden getting wet, but it pays. A lot of earthworms are crawling to the surface as fast as they can, just to get eaten. Sad story. For the earthworm at least. But why on earth

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Successive Planting

The new potatoes are just about gone for the year and that leaves the soil bare. This is bad because rain will wash nutrients down into the ground, therefore it’s good to have something growing all the time. In the picture you’ll find six new rows of spinach ready to take over from the potatoes.

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22 Tips on Growing Your Own Food

Photo by mckaysavage. Write your own garden calender on when to do what and print it out and put it on the wall to be more effective at growing food Write a garden journal to learn more effectively from your experiences Purchase an extra 5 kg kitchen scale and a notebook to find out how

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How To Start Composting

Photo by net_efekt. This is a guest post written by Emma Cooper. She’s a freelance writer and podcaster from the UK. Check out Emma’s gardening blog at http://coopette.com/blog. “Making your own compost has lots of benefits for a garden. Adding homemade compost to the soil helps to improve the soil structure without digging – meaning

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Warning: The Beans Are Out Of Control

The beans are growing like crazy now. There are beans to be harvested every three days, both runners and the smaller ones. The trellis is made from nine bamboo sticks held together with plastic ties (yes I know – it’s not a very sustainable lifestyle with all that plastic 😉 ). I have an earlier

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