Category: Composting

Kitchen Composting

I love composting and have for many years! How and where does one start? There are so many ways to compost. One must find the method that works best for their needs. How you plan to use the finished product is also a factor to consider. When I am planting or potting anything, I use … […]

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Save Those Leaves

In the fall, Mother Nature beginnings to change how she dresses her trees as you watch her display her colorful side. The chlorophyll factories have provided nutrients for the tree, protection from the sun for man and beast, formed unique shapes of the leaves according to its kind, in addition to forming a special profile … […]

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Use Leaves For Compost

Leaves are not a problem until they are all over the yard, on plants or in the gutters. When we talk about fall leaves, we are talking large amounts, available around your property or from your neighbor. The good news is tree leaves are excellent sources of organic matter and nutrients for use in your … […]

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Composting Units

Home composting does not have to be done in a structure, but if a container is desired, the type of unit or method is really a matter of personal preference. There are many types of manufactured bins and units available or you may want to build your own. The following is a brief list of … […]

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Easy Composting

Composting is a good way to aid your plants, your yard, and yourself. Choose a location that is easy to reach and that is partially isolated. It may be in full sun, part shade, or full shade, and should be well drained. Decide how formal you want the compost heap to be. A simple pile … […]

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Free Mulch

If the prospect of free mulch interests you, look no further than your own backyard. Grass clippings, leaves and pine needles are an excellent source of mulch. A generous 2-to-3 inch layer of these organic materials can decrease your watering needs by as much as 50 percent and can drastically reduce weed growth. Research indicates … […]

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Leaves for Composting

Leaves are an abundant source of compost material in East Texas. Rather than bag yours and set them out for the refuse collectors, add them to your compost pile. Shredding the leaves speeds up the decomposition process. You can either use a chipper-shredder (they can be rented if you don’t own one) or mow over … […]

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Build Compost Barrel

No need to buy an expensive commercial compost barrel.  You can make your own: Materials Needed: 55 gallon metal or plastic barrel Two 2×4’s cut approximately 4″ longer the barrel Two 2×4’s cut approximately 4″ longer than the diameter of barrel Galvanized screws 4 large furniture casters 2 hinges One padlock latch Small piece of … […]

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How to Compost

Composting is a practical and economical way of recycling yard waste by turning yard waste into rich humus. Composting can reduce the amount of yard and kitchen wastes by 80 percent. This will relieve the burden on our landfills while providing the composter with a free source of nutrients for their yard and garden. Recycling … […]

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Composting Made Easy

For me, composting must be easy and convenient for it to work. I am a veggie, fresh fruit, and salad lover, and I always have heaps of peelings to deal with. Recently I found something that helps me a great deal. I keep a round, wire bin that I had used as a trellis for … […]

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