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Compost Bin - Low Cost, Easy, and Modular

What I like about this graphic? It illustrates all the makings of building an "instant layered" Lasagna Garden bed, too ;-) #GardenMaven Feed your soil informative composting know-how. Remember that Lasagna style garden beds require a starter layer of cardboard and manure (to draw the worms,) then the multi-layered makings of a good compost pile as shown above will do nicely... #GardenMaven

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Composting 101

This is a need to read!!!! Get the Skinny on Composting 101!!! What a great project to do with the kids!!!

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"I have six compost bins in my backyard and have used many different compost starters over many years. This is the quickest one I have ever used." - Home Depot customer farmgirl95602

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Composting Basics

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How to Do A Germination Test on Your Seed Packages

Before you make that seed order this year, pull out all of your seed packages from last year. Do a germination test to see if your seed is viable. Your seed has a shelf life. Average shelf life though can vary significantly. For instance, corn has a shelf life of 1 year according to expert opinion. However, I've done germination tests on 10 year old corn seed and found that it was still viable, at a 90% germination rate. You don't know until you've done your own germination test of the seed…

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Brilliant vegetable garden tips, tricks and hacks for starters

Brilliant vegetable garden tips, tricks and hacks for starters

As the bumper sticker on my truck reads, "Compost Happens." Sometimes, however, it doesn't happen fast enough. Here are some tips for a rich compost pile.

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