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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....

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...

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...

The Crazy Things You Can Compost

Wowza - you've probably got a bunch of this stuff hanging around your house. Once used, it can be composted into soil amendment!  Top...

How To Compost with Worms and Solve Common Problems VIDEO

Vermicomposting has taken off at homes and schools. It's fun and makes the best fertilizer nature has to offer. By recycling food waste properly, we keep...
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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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...
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Is Sewage Sludge a Safe Fertilizer? What are Biosolids?

WHAT IS SEWAGE SLUDGE? Sewage sludge is a byproduct of water treatment plants and as you can imagine it's plentiful. It comes from homes,...

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...

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...
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Collect Worm Castings the Easy Way

You've started composting with worms. They're eating the food scraps and the bedding just like they're supposed to. The contents of the bin will...
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...

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...
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5 Entertaining Facts about Red Worm Eggs

Take a gander at this close-up of a red worm cocoon - looks like a miniature lemon. These little baby sacks are fascinating! 5 Fun Facts...

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...