By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden
The age-old question from beginning gardeners is often how many seeds should I plant per hole or per container. There is no standard answer. Several factors figure into seed planting numbers. Click this article for more information.
Cleaning out compost bins is a dreaded chore for many, but it’s necessary. Whether it’s curbside or garden compost, the bins you use to collect and make compost must be cleaned to avoid odors and keep producing good, rich compost. Click here to learn more.
What if you could use compost as a heat source? Can you warm a greenhouse with compost, for instance? Yes, heating a greenhouse with compost is a possibility, and using compost in greenhouses as a heat source has been around awhile. Learn more here.
Soil amendment is an important process for good plant health. One of the most common and easiest amendments is compost. Combining soil and compost has a number of benefits. Plus, you can make your own. Click here for tips on amending soil with compost.
Creating compost out of kitchen and yard waste is a great way to be more environmentally sustainable. But if you’re wondering, “where do I put compost,” you may need some guidance on what to do next. There are many things you can do with that compost. Learn more here.
Composting is one way many gardeners recycle garden waste. While seasoned composters know from experience when their compost is ready for use, newcomers to composting may need some direction. Click this article for help in learning “when is compost done.”
Testing and maintaining adequate soil nutrients is an essential aspect of growing a beautiful home garden. Monitoring and correcting high phosphorus levels in soil will be essential in ensuring optimal plant growth in the garden. Learn about high phosphorus here.
Potassium is a critical nutrient that plants absorb from the soil, and from fertilizer. A little extra potassium generally isn’t cause for worry, but potassium-rich soil can be a problem. Click this article to learn how to reduce potassium in soil.
If you’re looking for a natural mineral fertilizer that meets the standards for organic growing, put langbeinite on your list. Read up on this langbeinite information to decide if it’s a natural fertilizer you should be adding to your garden or indoor plants.
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