50 Homemade Fertilizers and Soil Amendments: eBOOK – EASY, ORGANIC Recipes for EDIBLE GARDENS

Gardeners around the globe want to know how to make organic fertilizer. Homemade fertilizers can be inexpensive and effective if you know: how...

Funny Ways to Recycle Human Hair and Stay Green

Hair is a renewable resource! Pounds of hair get wasted every day and lost in landfills. Like tumbleweeds rolling around in the desert, these misplaced...

5 Tips for Buying a Compost Tumbler

There are rolling drums, spheres and crank operated models. Some compost tumblers sit on a sturdy base and tumble vertically. Some rotate horizontally on rollers....

Best Foods to Feed Red Wiggler Composting Worms

We've tried a bunch of foods in our bins at home and have a nice list for you to keep things simple. It's easy...
How to Compost Nuts

How to Compost Acorns

How do you Compost Acorns? Apparently, very carelessly! There is a lengthy article in Scientific American about using acorns as a food source. As...
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Comedy in Compost – Salon Rakeover

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Teach Kids About Composting – VIDEO

A video that shows composting is fun!  Kids love learning how it helps the environment and makes awesome garden soil! Kids moved from station to station...
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5 Tips for Using Manures in the Garden

Before you "poop your plants" LOL, learn these key handling and processing techniques to keep you and your plants free from contamination and sickness. Here's...

Pros and Cons of the Urban Compost Tumbler

Urban Compost Tumbler We have the largest model (9.5 cubic ft) and it has given us compost in 4 weeks. The larger the better if you are...

Review of the Lifetime Compost Tumbler

Have you seen this tumbler? It's $98 bucks at Costco!  But hold off a bit before you lay down a hundred smackers on this...

Compost Fair HOW TO

The Home Grown Fun Family put on a composting fair at an elementary school in Southern California. Check out how we did it. Create your...
How to Use Arugula as a Cover Crop

Using Edible Cover Crops and Green Manures in the Home Garden

I always seem to plant too much arugula and mustard greens - seeds are so tiny. Luckily, I discovered years ago that they make...
homemade organic fertilizer

10 Natural Fertilizer Recipes

Go no further than your pantry, backyard or the beach for materials to make your own organic fertilizer: BANANA PEELS  -  Eating a...

Worm Composting FAQs

What kinds of worms are best for composting? Red Wigglers are the most highly recommended composting worms. Other worms that you find in your garden...
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Homemade Seed Starting Mix and Simple DIY Potting Soil Recipe

You can make your own seed starting mix and potting soil at home with the same recipe! You'll need: One regular sized brick of coconut coir....