Horse and Cow Manure 

All this talk of horse and cow manure, raises a question how can or how does some one go about getting „said manure” if we do not live on a farm? I know we can purchase by the bag at our local stores, but how about the real thing! Any suggestions would be welcome. Got any riding stables near you? Many of them will be happy to give it away if you ask! I have […]

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Strating an Organic Garden

I have always wanted to have my own garden and I am finally going to do it! I live in Florida in the Tampa Bay area. I have heard a little about compost piles? I also juice fruits and vegetables on a daily basis and I have wonderful organic waste each day…I have chosen an area next to my home to start my garden and I’m wondering what to do first. Right now it has […]

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Compost Critters Question

I have heard of vermiposting, where worms eat your compost and it breaks down a lot faster. I am wondering if I have some of that going on in my compost pile. In the past week or so I have noticed a lot of worms eating through the grass and stuff. If I put in a tomatoe the whole thing except the skin is gone within a day. It is the same thing with watermellon. […]

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How to Compost Leaves

I don’t compost my Autumn leaves as part of the main composting process. I’ve heard of two methods: 1. Put all the leaves in plastic bin bags, make sure they are moist, seal the bags, and then go away and leave them for 2-3 years. When you open them you’ll have lovely leaf mould for soil conditioning. I tried this because we were about to move house and I wasn’t going to leave all my […]

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Making Red Clay Usable?

I’m a first-time organic gardening hopeful this year and am facing the all-too-present challenge of making the soil in our yard – 100% good old fashioned red clay – usable. We’ve just tilled a plot and would like to add in from there. We’ve composted over the last year and have some rich soil which we will add, but if anyone has any tips on what else we should add (or any resources where I […]

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Composting Questions & Answers

I’m trying to condense what I’ve learned about composting, and still have several questions. You’re welcome to answer me directly, if you think it is common knowledge, or to the list if more people will benefit. (1) Would you compost in a device, like the black plastic thingies, or just in a pile in the garden? (2) You would NOT include potatoes in your compost? Or you would just get rid of obviously diseased ones? […]

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