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Red Wigglers

Our compost bin is full of red wigglers. The bin is a two piece plastic one, with a door at the bottom for scooping out the composted material. My husband

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What is Soil Texture - And Why Does it Matter?

Soil texture is an important part of understandng your soil. It has a huge effect on your soil's capacity to store nutrients. As well it governs water flows. You can not change your soil texture but happily organic matter can help with any difficulties.

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Soil Texture Testing - Two Easy Methods

Soil Texture testing is easy and worth the effort even though you can't change your soil texture without risking turning it into cement. But you can learn about and understand it. These two simple methods show you how.

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Soil pH - Acid Soil or Alkaline Soil - What You Need to Know

What is soil pH and how does it affect your garden? Find out here how soil pH affects the nutrients your plants can access and how compost helps both acidic and alkaline soils function well.

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Three Easy Soil pH test Methods

Three simple ways to test your soil pH. One uses stuff you probably have in your cupboards. The other two use easy to buy and inexpensive test strip and soil pH meters.

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Gray Fuzzies! Oh No!

I bought a kitchen counter compost bin and began using it right away. It came a week before my tumbler arrived. To make a long story short, gray fuzzie

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Ants in Compost Pile

I have a nice compost pile and have used it often. Great to add to red clay for planting. I now have ants in the pile. Is it ok to continue using the

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Gobsmacked in Scotland

A Scotish family from NE Scotland tells a tale of lawn to productive veggie garden transformation.

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