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Above Ground Composting?

Hi! My mom and I have recently been starting to compost our food scraps in her garden. We haven't bought any compost bins or anything. My mom just keeps

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Mashed Vegetable Waste for Plants on the Terrace

Hi! I'm living in an apartment with a terrasse. I love plants and hate throwing out the amount of vegetable waste. I tried doing compost last year but

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Weird fungus? In decomposed yard waste

We had a tree removed and waited a year before grinding the stump. We added yard waste, small branches, leaves, grass clippings, etc over the next year.

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Wet Disposable Diapers - Can They be Composted?

Sounds disgusting, but would the inside of wet diapers be compostable? Urine + cellulose. Good Question That's an interesting question. The thing to know

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Best Decomposers for Growing Kale in Martian Soil

My daughter's 11th-grade science project idea involves soil decomposers, and we're stuck. She is testing 3-5 decomposers in Martian type soil to investigate

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No More Heat.

I live in Southeastern Mississippi. It is very hot and humid here. I started my compost pile in the woods about 10 weeks ago. Just threw some sides up

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Heating Up a Nearly Finished Compost Heap

My compost heap is about 80% decomposed. I made it in the normal way and it didn't get warm during the composting process. There are still unwanted seeds

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Stalled composting

HI, I have a two sided barrel type compost tumbler, I filled up the first side and put some already ready compost in to kickstart it, and went on to fill

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