Compost is a gardener’s best friend. Unfortunately, it can be quite expensive if you have to purchase it. The cost in my area is about $30 per cubic yard. I can drive about an hour and a half and get mushroom compost for $10 a cubic yard. One time there was an incident when I went …
Mushroom compost--use carefully | Oregon State University Extension Service | Gardening
Butterfly Puddler. Make your own butterfly puddler by filling a small bowl, dish or flower pot bottom with sand. Add water until the sand is soggy. Make sure the bowl is at least 16″ wide or you will be adding water to it often as it evaporates. The larger size will also allow for more butterflies. Add a tbsp of composted manure or mushroom compost to the sand Add river stones as well as some flat surfaces such as clam shells for the butterflies to sun bathe on.