Twelve books to stretch your paradigm and inspire you for a new year of country living.
Vermicomposting is the process of creating compost with earthworms. Finished vermicompost looks like quality soil but is rich in microbes.
Attention to the C:N ratio of your compost pile can keep it working smoothly and quickly. And it may be useful for troubleshooting!
Just the basics on this comprehensive approach to sustainable living.
Tired of tilling? It’s time to throw in the trowel and let soil microorganisms do the work.
Now that you are familiar with the pros and cons of hot composting, are you eager to get started? Or do you feel overwhelmed just thinking about all that preparation and turning? If you fall into the latter category, don’t give up on composting altogether just yet. First consider cold composting. Introduction to Cold CompostingContinue reading “Pros and Cons of Cold Composting”
Most gardening books focus primarily (sometimes exclusively) on hot composting methods. They describe elaborate procedures for turning out the perfect batch of compost, including balancing nitrogen content and monitoring temperatures. There is another way to compost—cold composting. The most obvious difference between the two methods is the temperature of the pile. Each method has itsContinue reading “Pros and Cons of Hot Composting”
Composting doesn’t have to be that difficult! There are many different ways to approach composting, and some of them are quite simple.
Louisiana State University has put together an excellent website packed with countless building plans available for free PDF download.
Humus takes the things that plants need to live and places them within easy reach of the roots. Adding it to your soil is a long-term project.