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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!

How To Make Great Compost – 6 Simple Secrets To Make Perfect Compost

There is no doubt about it - when you make great compost, great things happen for your plants! 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 to enrich our soil and power our plants. In…

Composting In The Winter – How To Keep Your Compost Pile Going Strong!

Is it really possible to keep composting efforts going all winter long? You bet it is! And it can make all the difference for having more than enough compost on hand for next year's garden season. Although winter can certainly put a damper on composting efforts, it doesn't have to stop them entirely. With a…

How To Make Incredible Compost From Leaves – The Simple Secrets To Success!

When it comes to making compost from autumn's leaves, a few simple tips will go a long way to help create a fast working pile - and more importantly, one that can generate incredible compost for next year's garden and flowerbeds. Let's face it, when it comes to building great soil and powering plants, compost…

How To Recycle Hanging Basket & Potted Plant Soil To Reuse Again Next Year!

Now is the time to recycle the soil from this summer's hanging baskets and potted plants and turn it into super soil to use again next year! Fall is here, and container plants that were once overflowing with life have finally reached their end. Unfortunately, at this point, no amount of water or fertilizer is…

How To Create An Incredible Fall Compost Pile Now To Power Next Year’s Garden!

There is no better way to get ready to power up your garden next year than by building a great fall compost pile now. And with so many incredible materials at the ready throughout autumn, it couldn't be easier! Having ready-made compost in the spring is the key to getting vegetable plants and flowers off…

What To Compost From The Garden – And What To Do With What You Can’t!

One thing is for sure - although all plants can be composted, not everything from a vegetable garden should be thrown into a compost pile. Especially if it is compost you are creating to use in that same garden next year! Compost is truly the lifeblood of garden. It is teeming with nutrients, beneficial bacteria…

How To Make Great Compost Using A Simple Two Bin Compost Method!

When it comes to making compost for your garden and flowerbeds, it's hard to beat the ease, affordability, speed and effectiveness of a two bin compost system. In fact, for us, it has been a huge key in helping us create mountain of incredible compost. All in a continuous, ongoing cycle. We have tried a…

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…