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How to Compost and Reinvent Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

How to Compost and Reinvent Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

Source: google.com via Anne on Pinterest   Thanksgiving is just 2 weeks away! There is one thing about any Thanksgiving that just doesn’t change, whether you will be spending the holiday with your family, friends or maybe just your sweetie. Maybe you go traditional with turkey, stuffing and all the fixings while some will go [...]

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Preparing the Garden for Old Man Winter

Cool weather is here to stay and that means cleaning up the lawn and garden for a long winters rest. Fall cleanup doesn’t have to be the time and labor intensive task you dread with a good plan. First things first, clean out the vegetable beds. Remove all dead or dying plants and pluck the [...]

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Urban Gardening Round-Up

Here at MasterGardening.com we think everyone should be able to reap the benefits of gardening no matter how small their space. That’s why we are now a sponsor for Urban Organic Gardener. Mike at Urban Organic Gardener, dishes up a serving of great urban gardening advice every week through trial and error. We love this [...]

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Plant a Colorful and Enjoyable Cutting Garden

    There is nothing like a house full of fresh flower arrangements to brighten your day. When planning your garden this year consider adding a cutting garden. Flower arrangements can be expensive and uninspiring but with a cutting garden you can keep your house full of fresh flowers throughout the growing season. Cutting gardens [...]

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Winter Watch – Prepare Your Garden

by Teresa Odle Winter’s on the way in most parts of the country. As the temperatures dip into the 40s or lower, it’s time to prepare perennials, bring in houseplants and do a little clean-up. There are two main considerations in preparing perennials. One is to help them remain hardy throughout the winter; the other [...]

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Composting Tips

By Teresa Odle There is no better material for your vegetables and ornamentals than compost. And it’s cheap, easy to produce and earth friendly. Like any gardening activity, it takes a little planning and work up front, but once you get going, it’s easy and productive. A helpful article on Composting 101 provides basic information. [...]

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Helping the Planet One Square Foot at a Time

By Teresa Odle Earth Day 2010 is right around the corner on April 22; it marks the 40th anniversary of the day that celebrates the birth of the environmental movement. Just like starting a garden, the idea of saving the planet seems overwhelming. But you don’t have to organize an event or change your entire [...]

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Mastergardening.com Presents… A Lesson in Composting

Mastergardening.com Presents… A Lesson in Composting

What is Compost?

Compost is a useful organic material made from organic wastes (e.g., yard trimmings, food wastes, manures). In composting, bulking agents (e.g., wood chips) are added to organic wastes to accelerate the breakdown of material. Then, the finished material is fully stabilized and matured through a curing process.

Worm composting uses red worms to create useful organic material from kitchen wastes.

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