Category Archives: Compost

Garden Maintenance

Your garden needs to be maintained throughout the season; otherwise, you can lose everything you have planted. Maintenance is essential as it will allow your garden to thrive. Beginners think garden maintenance is boring, but remember that weeding and watering are experienced gardeners’ favorite parts. It is important to maintain the garden for it to look better, cleaner, and safer as there will be no pests or garden materials lying around. It can also save you money because if a garden gets out of control, you usually have to call a professional to fix it. In this article, we have listed some gardening tips that make maintenance easy and effective. Weeding Weeds are plants that develop in our garden without having been actively planted. They have their importance in the natural landscape, but they can crowd out the plants we have planted if left unchecked. Some weeds can smother and…

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Debunking popular myths about gardening Gardening is one of my favorite hobbies, and as an adult, I can say this with no qualms. During these past lockdowns, I’ve become obsessed with plants, and if you come into my house right now, you might think that poison Ivy has taken over the place because you will see plants literally everywhere. Gardening can be really therapeutic, but there is a lot of myth about gardening about there. So, I have tried most of these myths and have learnt the hard way that most of them are really just clickbait and I’ve done my research on these, and I’m here to debunk these. #Myth 1- You don’t need to water drought-tolerant plants Well, the logic behind this is halfway there, but it’s not true; even though drought-resistant plants like cacti don’t need to be watered regularly, that doesn’t mean that that you don’t…

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Compost

The key to a healthy and thriving garden is your compost. In previous articles, we’ve covered the basics of composting and various methods to speed it up for our impatient gardeners out there. The thing is, it takes us at least three to six months to make decent compost, but this process can be extended if there are problems. To avoid these, we’ll go over the most common issues and ways to fix them. How do I recognize the perfect compost? The perfect compost has a fine and crumbly texture. It smells earthy, and the ingredients that were in the compost are no longer visible. It should be dark brown and have a uniform consistency. This is when you’ll know your compost is full of nutrients and ready to be used. It doesn’t matter if you are new to gardening or have a lot of experience; these composting problems can…

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Fertilizers

Fertilizing is still a vague topic for most amateur gardeners with many of them using more fertilizer than necessary. Nowadays, gardeners favour organic fertilizers instead of chemical fertilizers when preparing the soil to welcome new plants. What Fertilizers Can You Use? There are natural fertilizers like animal manure from cows, sheep, or horses. Cow manure is probably the best of the three, but it really depends on your soil type. There should be a mix of one part manure to six parts of soil. However, keep in mind that manured soil should be at least six months to one year old before usage. Compost is another organic fertilizer, but gardeners often complain that it takes too long to manufacture. Compost, with speeding methods, can be ready in around six months, but it can take up to three years to be completely ready. There are many options of organic fertilizers, for…

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Composting

Composting does not happen overnight and most amateur gardeners give up their compost pile for that reason. Compost can take from six months to three years to be ready for use, and the waiting time can be frustrating for some. Did you know that you can speed up the composting process? Let us guide you through these game-changer tips to speed up the decomposition of your compost. 1. Hot Composting You will need an appropriate container for the hot composting, as a small container won’t do the trick. A suitable container will be at least four feet wide by four feet high. For this situation, the bigger it is, the better, but this size mentioned earlier is practical for all gardeners. Place the container in an area that gets a good amount of sun. Usually, we combine organic matter to the pile as we accumulate it, but with hot composting,…

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Compost

If you are a gardener or planning to create your at-home garden, you should definitely consider composting. Composting is when you use natural products that you allow to decompose to add nutrients to your soil, making it richer. This article will help you build up your compost pile and explain all the essential ingredients to transform it into a top-notch compost. What To Put In Your Compost? It may seem quite straightforward but bear in mind that many people fail to finish their composting right and waste their time and kitchen scraps. Ingredients that you use include; Fruits. Vegetables. Peeling. Bread. Coffee grounds. Tea leaves or bags. Cardboard (egg cartons and toilet rolls). Any non-glossy paper. What To Not Put In Your Compost? Now that you know what to put in your composting bin, it is also important to know what not to put in yours. Many people fail at…

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