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!

How To Create An Incredible Compost Pile From Fall Decorations!

There is no better time to create a compost pile than in late autumn, especially with the windfall of discarded Halloween and fall decorations available as perfect ingredients! Compost is a necessity to keep the soil in your garden and flowerbeds productive year after year. It not only rebuilds and recharges vital nutrients taken from…

How To Compost Leaves – The 4 Keys To Success

If you are looking for a great way to make use of all of those falling leaves, creating a leaf-filled compost pile needs to be at the top of your list! And it really is easier than you might think! Composting leaves successfully boils down to four simple steps. And by simply following them this…

How To Create The Perfect DIY Compost Bins – Attractive & Inexpensive!

When we started our little 3 acre farm and garden back in 2010, we created our first DIY compost bins from a couple of salvaged pallets. And then we got busy making compost. And lots of it! When it comes to powering our plants, compost really is the star of the show. Without it, our…

How To Make Great Compost For A Great Garden – The Simple Secrets!

At the root of every great garden is a great compost pile. Compost is an amazing organic powerhouse of nutrients. Nutrients that help to keep soil loose, workable, and most importantly, completely energized. We use it absolutely everywhere we can in our garden, and in our flower beds, containers and hanging baskets as well. One…

How To Create A Great Fall Compost Pile For Next Year’s Garden!

If you want to have a great garden and healthy plants next year, then creating a great fall compost pile is a must! Starting a fall compost pile now is a great way to have an excellent garden next year! Having ready-made compost in the spring is the key to getting your garden and flowers…

Composting 101 – Tips To Make Easy Compost

One can spend a lot of money on the various products made to help us produce compost – compost tumblers, compost bins , barrels, etc.  But the simple truth remains that you can make compost in almost anything to have your own supply of what is considered "black gold" among gardeners. "I'm not sure Amelia...but…

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