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9 Items to NOT Feed your Compost Worms

While your worms will eat a lot of different scraps, there are items you shouldn’t feed your worms. Some items won’t break down, some, the worms won’t like, and others that are flat out toxic to them.  Meat The problem with attempting to compost meat is it will rot before the worms get to it, […]

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Best Garden Hose of 2020

Best Garden Hose Overall 2020 – Flexzilla Hose For the price, the Flexzilla Garden Hose is tough to beat. As the name implies, it’s a very flexible hose, yet is durable, lightweight, and safe to drink from. This also makes it our pick for the best drinking safe garden hose of 2020 as well! It’s […]

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Why Seniors Should be Giving Herb Gardening a Chance

Beyond saving a trip to the store, herb gardening can be a surprisingly powerful mechanism to combat stress, vitamin deficiencies, and mental wear. Of course, the yield of herb gardens isn’t bad for the palate either. Seniors can join in on herb gardening as well. Those achy bones and stiff joints aren’t a problem. In […]

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How to Grow Your Own Worms

It’s a worm’s world out there! For centuries, worms have played a massive part in caring for and propagating different types of plant species. Small and harmless, these wriggling nutrient powerhouses are every gardener’s best friend and secret weapon to healthy, happy plants all year long. So, what exactly is the deal with vermicomposting, or […]

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Worm Castings – A Complete Guide

Believe it or not, earthworm castings are the most nutrient-rich natural fertilizer known to man! These tiny, oblong-sphere-shaped pellets are the byproduct of earthworms and contain a plethora of minerals including nitrates, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and more. They’re odorless, and unless someone told you they were worm poop, you probably would just think it’s weird […]

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Best Compost For Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs

Much like the pH balance in your pool, your soil has a pH level. Depending on what you’re growing, you may want soil that is more or less acidic. If you’re not sure what the pH level of your soil is, there are inexpensive testers that will tell you.  The SUNY College of Environmental Science […]

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Best Compost Bins of 2019

There is almost no better way to recycle food scraps and yard waste than to place them in a compost bin. With enough time, patience, and a little care, all those microorganisms will turn those worthless scraps into the rich black gold all gardeners love. For most composters, the EPA states, “most compost is ready […]

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How to Compost Greens and Browns

The Perfect Balance of Greens and Browns in Composting All aboard the composting boat! By now, you may have been exposed to the world of Bokashi and Vermicomposting, or simply sealing the deal by having your own compost bin at home. Maybe some baby steps here and there, which are great achievements on their own. […]

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How to Keep Grass Out of Flower Beds

For gardeners, few things are more exasperating than watching grass repeatedly invade a well-tended flower bed. Grass seeds are easily spread by wind, birds and bugs, so it’s an issue no gardner can completely avoid. In particular, grass species like bermuda and zoysia are notorious for how aggressively they can overtake a garden. Fortunately, there’s […]

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Organic Weed Killer – Recipes, Best Reviews, Pre-Emergent, & More

Unwanted weeds can crop up in even the healthiest lawns, but that doesn’t mean you have to resort to harsh, synthetic herbicides to keep your plants pristine. The move away from chemical weed killers has opened up exciting new alternatives to weed management. Although it’s impossible to avoid weeds completely, you can safely prevent and […]

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