Tag : Compost

Worm Composting 101: How to Make & Use a Simple Worm Bin

Once you start composting with worms you’ll wonder why you didn’t try it sooner. Worm composting is by far one of the simplest ways for recycling kitchen scraps and making soil for your garden — some of the most balanced…

0 Comments / 435 View / January 9, 2017

October Garden Checklist

  October consists of 31 days and is book ended on the calendar same as all the other months, so why does it always seem too short? It could be because it’s a month when time is on the move? Darkness creeps…

0 Comments / 327 View / October 6, 2016

How to Make a Grapevine Wreath

Make your own grapevine wreath using just a handful of vines. This is one of my favorite projects because cuttings from the garden can be recycled to make something new — breathing fresh life into your home or outdoor space…

6 Comments / 324 View / December 21, 2015

Tips for Selecting Soil at Your Garden Center

  Selecting compost or planting mix can feel like gambling. You know soil is the heart of your garden, that what you grow and how it grows is directly linked to the quality of what you’re growing it in, but…

4 Comments / 633 View / November 17, 2015

Bloom Pucks Reviewed

  What happens when you combine an MBA in finance and a deep love of nature? I recently had the opportunity to talk with Steven Devloo, founder and CEO of Earthworm Technologies, and a picture quickly formed. It’s the reduce-reuse-recycle…

0 Comments / 82 View / June 24, 2015

What is N-P-K?

  Here’s a look at that burning question, N-P-K? What is it all about anyway? It’s on nearly every package of everything plant related, compost, fertilizers, mulch and amendments, with numbers associated with each. Sometimes zeros and sometimes fractions of…

0 Comments / 431 View / June 8, 2015

Fall Gardening Tips: Making the Most of Your Pumpkin Harvest

  When in season, it’s pumpkin everything. Pumpkin soup, pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie… and that warm, fuzzy place they fill since childhood. From planting to carving and eating — they spell fall and color and fun. I’ve finally found myself…

0 Comments / 61 View / November 3, 2014

May Garden Checklist

  May comes and the growing season seems to be here in a hot minute. No more dreaming over seed packets. It’s time to plant, weed and get primed for summer. I like to say I pace myself but, in…

4 Comments / 257 View / May 1, 2014

Define Summer | Grow Tomatoes

    Summer, if defined by the olfactory of senses, could have endless interpretations.  Like “snow” for groups such as the circumpolar Sami people, it could have 100’s of words to name it, all synonymous yet characteristic.  From the flavored…

0 Comments / 69 View / April 27, 2011

Managing Manure

“It’s not often that a book inspires you to go out and shovel steaming piles of horse poop on a cold November afternoon. But that’s exactly what happened to me after reading Gene Logsdon’s Holy Shit, and I mean it…

0 Comments / 26 View / December 1, 2010