The Compost Blog

The Compost Blog page will always show you the latest additions and updates I made to the The Compost Gardener Web Site including:

  • New pages that are added to the website,
  • Any pages that have been substantially changed and updated with new information,
  • News gleaned from conversations, meetings, books, journals and other postings or news about Compost that I find around the Web,
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Paper with Ink on It

Hi, I'm confused as to whether I can compost paper that (a) I have printed on i.e. has printer ink on it and (b) paper that I've written on i.e. has pen

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Do Worms Leave When Compost is Done?

I have a large round plastic compost bin similar to the photo though mine is slightly wider and bigger. I have lots of worms in the bottom that appeared

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Beginner Composting within a Forest

Hello! I recently bought a home that is surrounded by forest. I have been throwing sticks and pulled weeds into the forest, spreading them around. This

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Is Beekeeping Waste Safe for Worm Composting?

I am a beekeeper and I have some waste from beehives. Is beekeeping waste safe to use in worm composting? I have taken the wax from here and all that is

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Compost dirt and ants

My issue with compost ants is that we sift the dirt and mix it with other potting soil and it goes into plants in the hot house/greenhouse. My experience

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Mushroom Compost for Raised Beds

We are doing raised beds and have read/heard conflicting stories of how to use this. And can we use straight mushroom compost without top soil? My Advice

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Where to buy actinobacterium Frankia?

Does anyone know of a product that contains this actinobacterium? I want to make sure it's available in the soil when I plant Goumi berries. I Don't

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C/N Ratio for Compost Tumbler

I lucked into an envirocycle left behind by the previous homeowner and though I’ve muddled through so far I’d love to improve my results. I’m confused

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