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Composting Tips

When asked the key to our garden’s success – we always come back to the basics – it all starts with great compost!

Compost is King. Great compost holds all of the nutrients needed to power your garden, and helps keep soil loose and friable. We use it liberally in all of our planting holes, as a mulch on top of plants, for top dressing on our growing rows to build-in nutrients – and as an additive to all of our homemade planter and hanging basket mixes.

For proof of the power of compost – all we need to do is look each year at what we plant in the raised beds directly in front of our compost bins.  No matter if it’s cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers or corn – the plants in that bed are always dark green, full of life – and produce heavy yields! Why – because they soak the incredible nutrients leaching from the pile.

Check out our full compliment of composting articles below – and get ready to make some black gold!

Winter Composting – How To Keep Composting In The Winter!

When it comes to winter composting and trying to keep composting efforts going through the frigid and often frozen months, many gardeners simply put a stop to everything and wait for the warm weather to return. In fact, the old saying of "out of sight - out of mind" is never more true than with…

How To Compost Leaves Fast – Turn Your Leaves Into Amazing Compost!

Looking for how to quickly turn all of those falling leaves into incredible compost to power your garden, flowerbeds and more next year? When it comes to building great soil and powering plants, compost is the ultimate answer. It helps build soil structure, feed plants with its easy to absorb nutrients, and aids in retaining…

Clearing The Garden – 6 Must Do Fall Garden Chores Before Winter

When it comes to clearing out your garden in the fall, there are a few must do fall garden chores that can really help pave the way for an incredible garden season next year. As the Autumn season settles in and plants start to fade, all of those endless spring and summer gardening chores of…

How To Reuse Old Potting Soil From Your Hanging Baskets & Pots!

What ever you do this fall, don't toss those dying hanging baskets and container plants to the curb - instead, recycle and recharge your old potting soil to reuse it again next year! Not only is it easy to do, it can save BIG money too! Autumn is closing in, and many of the potted…

How To Make A Compost Pile Get Hot! The Secrets To Heat Your Pile Fast

Looking for a few secret tips on how to get your compost pile hot, steaming and cooking strong? When it comes to home composting, one of the things gardeners struggle with the most is getting their pile to heat up and stay hot. Although all compost piles will eventually break down over time, getting a…

Gardening With Chickens – How Raising Chickens Can Help Your Garden & Flowerbeds!

Did you know that gardening and raising chickens go hand in hand? As in, if you really want to power your garden and flowerbeds to incredible new heights, you might want to consider raising a few backyard chickens this year! When it comes to self-sufficient living, it's hard to beat having a small flock of…

How To Create The Perfect Spring Compost Pile – Make Great Compost Fast!

Nothing will help boost the vitality and production of your vegetable garden and flowerbeds like compost - and there is no better way to make sure you have plenty of hand for the long growing season ahead than by creating a hard working compost pile early this spring! Whether you want to grow the biggest…

How To Create A Great Compost Pile From Fall Decorations!

Late autumn is the perfect time to create an incredible compost pile, especially when you consider all of the amazing ingredients you can find for free from fall decorations! Autumn is the second most popular time for decorating, trailing only the Christmas season. And is it ever filled with some of the best materials for…