How to Harvest Worm Castings During Worm Composting

As many of us already know, worm composting produces excellent organic fertilizers for plants. Worm composting processes organic materials such as fruit peelings, vegetable peelings, grass clippings and other biodegradable materials.

Worm Composting Equals Nutrient Rich Organic Fertilizer

You need only to put the right amount of organic material into the compost bins, and you can let them work their magic!

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Soil Identification Guide

It is important to know your type of soil by broad definition in order to cultivate it correctly. The accompanying chart indicates the usual classifications, the characteristics by which they can be identified, their good and bad points, and treatments needed for (more…)

How to Make Garden Compost At Home

These days, it’s only right and proper that we all do our bit to safeguard the future of our planet; not only for our own enjoyment but also for that of the generations yet to come.

Using garden compost at home makes a valid contribution to this quest, and gives us back a good return for our efforts in a very short time. Making garden compost at home really is very simple.

making garden compost at home

It needs a few very simple and easily obtained items to do a fabulous job and you don’t need any gardening knowledge at all; you just need to be able to follow a few simple guidelines.

You might even be unsure of what exactly you can add to your home composting project. No problem, check out the following… (more…)

Some Worth Knowing Background Knowledge on Garden Soils

Broadly, garden plants consist of two different but integrated structural systems—the above-ground system of stems, branches, green leaves, flowers and seeds; and the below-ground system of roots and root hairs, arranged about a common axis.

Though complementary, the root system is fundamentally the more important to plant performance. Apart from anchoring a plant in its environment, it has to supply it with water to sustain its functions and growth.

flowering plant grown on good soil

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The Ingredients for a Healthy, Productive Soil Condition

As we have seen, the soil teems with life, but it is doubtful if any of us appreciate its true worth. It is the gardener’s stock in hand, and as Sir Albert Howard, a pioneer conservationist, some decades ago once wrote, “a fertile soil means healthy crops, healthy livestock, healthy human beings and a healthy nation.”

a small pile of manure

It is therefore imperative that we keep the soil in a really good healthy condition, building it up and replacing those nutrients removed by growing plants. The aim should be to keep the soil.

Quick acting fertilizers will (more…)