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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 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…

How To Use Leaves In Your Garden & Landscape – 5 Great Uses For Leaves!

Autumn has arrived, and that means it's time to start raking up and collecting all of those falling leaves - and even better - finding some great ways to use those leaves to power and protect the plants and soil in your garden, flowerbeds and more. Falling leaves may be a bit of a nuisance…

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…