A guest post by author Michael Nolan Organic. Free Range. Sustainable. We hear and read these words every day and probably use them almost as often but what do these buzzwords really mean and most important, what do they mean to us? First off, in the US, the term organic may or may not mean [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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.