All about compost

Start A Kitchen Composter Program

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Having a compost pile in your backyard is good for you but it is also very good for the environment. It is not troublesome or time consuming if done right. There is also a misconception that compost is smelly and messy , but if the pile is put together right this is not the case.

There are some that would rather buy their fertilizer and soil amendments from their local garden store. I believe it is best to stay as natural as possible, stay away from chemical fertilizers. There really is no hassle in making a compost in your backyard from items that were destined for the garbage can.

When you begin a kitchen composter program the materials that you will need and the items that you will use are free. The cost of chemical fertilizers and other items from the local gardening store are constantly on the rise. With a little bit of time and the right ingredients you can produce the best fertilizer known to man in the convenience of your own backyard.

Compost will provide more of the nutrients and minerals that your plants need. The effects of natural compost will last longer than store bought fertilizers.

Nutritious Soil and Plant Food from Compost Bin

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

Compost Bin is generally a large vessel especially designed as a storage receptacle for biodegradable matters. Biodegradable matters refer to materials which have the characteristics for decomposition like food, leaves, papers, barks and other organic matters. This type of receptacle is an excellent substitute for the traditional compost pit. It can transform biodegradable matters and waste materials into organic plant food.

The produce of the soil are basically the plants which come in peculiar shapes and different sizes according to their species. Compost Bin can produce compost which is another type of organic fertilizer which is very much needed by the plants and soil. The by-product produced out of this bin is an excellent plant food. The primary dietary needs of living beings are supplied by the products of the soil.

The yields or crops that they grow can be under the soil such as the root crops, or may be grown above the ground with leaves and flowers which are edible. The quality of these edible products depends on the type of soil where they are grown. Plants that grow may or may not bear fruits yet they still offer edible produce.

Organic Garden Fertilizer ” How to Worm Compost

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Worm excretion, also known as Vermiculture, is an excellent way to fertilize your garden organically. Listed below is a step by step guide to get you started on creating your own worm compost fertilizer.

Get a Container

For best results, acquire a container that is eight to twelve inches deep. In addition, wood is an excellent material for your worm compost as it absorbs moisture and insulates the worms. There are some who prefer a rectangular shaped plastic container; however these tend to make the compost soggy.

Have Plenty of Holes in the Bottom

It is important to drill holes at least two inches apart all across the bottom of your container. If you are using a plastic container, it will need several addition holes. Once your holes are drilled, place the container on bricks to lift it off the ground. This will allow air flow to circulate under and through the container. It is also very important to keep a tray underneath your container in order to catch any excess moisture. This excess liquid can be used as liquid fertilizer. If you notice your compost seems extra soggy, simply add more holes to the bottom.

Take Note Of This When Designing Your Compost Bin

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

If you live in an urban setting and you do have neighbors nearby then an enclosed compost bin design would be the better option because it will help to keep bad smells away.

When choosing a wooden compost bin design, be aware that your selection of materials can be important. Keeping these considerations in mind when choosing a compost bin design will help to ensure that you choose the right design for your needs and one that will last you for many years to come. This is because wood that is not treated or resistant to rot will begin to deteriorate at the same time as the materials in your compost. You should always choose either treated lumber or a type of wood that is naturally resistant to rot. In choosing which compost bin design is best for your needs, it is often wise to consider where you live.

Adding Organic to Your Landscape

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

Soil is the gardener’s bread and butter, much like dough is for the chef. Without good soil all the effort in the world can come to naught, just as poor dough can lay to waste even the most extravagant culinary effort. Soil varies by area into three broad categories, and also varies in quality from area to area. The categories that soil falls into are claylike, sandy and silt. Ideal soil contains a good mixture of the three types, and is called good garden loam. Clay soil possesses the greatest water-holding capability, while sandy soil possesses the least.

Humus is an organic substance that helps bind soils together. It also makes the soil more receptive to water, actively absorbs light from the sun and fertilizes and improves the texture of the soil by pulling beneficial compounds from plants. Humus can be found in organic fertilizers such as manure and compost heaps, and can also be purchased as a stand-alone product.

Like the grass, trees and plants that take root in it, soil is a living thing, composed of millions of organisms. The four key ingredients needed to maintain an optimum soil health are sunlight, water, food and bacterial activity. Save for the sun, the other three elements can all be added to the soil through organic fertilizers.

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