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Basic Rules to Learn How to Make Your Compost

Time or money invested in your garden’s soil always brings the best returns: healthy, vigorous plants and great harvests. And when you keep yard waste and kitchen scraps from the landfill you’re doubly rewarded. You can buy ready-made, organic compost to get a jump start. But it’s easy and inexpensive to make your own with the right materials and proper equipment. Pretty Handy Girl made a perfect guide for beginners. So what can be composted? Only raw fruits and veggies (and egg shell)…

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How to Build a Hugelkultur Raised Bed Garden

Hugelcultur is an ancient form of composting that utilizes woody waste as the carbon substrata, to retain soil moisture and soil fertility. You can utilize the principles of hugelcultur by simply burying wood waste throughout your yard and garden, in order to increase the moisture holding capacity and fertility of your soil. It breaks down slowly over several seasons. A hugelcultur raised bed is a garden in its own right. It can be any size or shape that you wish, although most hugelcultur…

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A thyme lawn. Prettier than grass, needs no mowing or watering, (much less wasted water), purple blooms in the summer, and smells lovely when you walk on it.

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By composting, you are keeping compostable waste products like food scraps and yard waste out of landfills. Learn the dos and don'ts w/ @PBS Nature

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How to Grow Luffas

Growing luffas is a unique and interesting experience. There are a ton of uses for luffa. It's not hard to grow them and they are prolific producers.

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How to Make a Yard Waste Bin

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21 Chicken Coop Designs and Ideas You Need For Your Homestead

Pottery-Barn Inspired Chicken Coop | 21 Chicken Coop Designs and Ideas Your Homestead Needs

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Zero-Waste Solar Food Digester

Zero-Waste Solar Food Digesters are superior to typical back yard composters in many ways. Digesters require no regular turning or mixing. All you do is dump your food waste in and forget it. You can even dump in meat, small bones and pet waste. The organic waste simply melts away into the soil hassle free. You may never, ever have to empty it or do anything to maintain it.

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A Beginner's Guide to Composting

A Beginners Guide to Composting: #Compost is a great way to fertilize your garden without chemicals and it also uses up your kitchen and yard waste instead of sending it to a landfill. Here's how to do it right. | via @SparkPeople

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