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The Easiest Way to Compost in the Winter

A couple of winters ago I inadvertently discovered a simple new way to compost the fall leaves that somehow didn’t make it into my regular compost pile during fall cleanup. I call it Gutter Composting. Let me explain how I made this amazing discovery. In the fall, I was really swamped with all the normal […]

Fall: The Best Time to Start a Compost Pile

And once again summer is over and fall has come to the garden.  I hope you had a productive garden this year. You may still be harvesting some fall crops and hoping those last tomatoes will ripen before the first frost. Of course, some vegetables thrive in the fall. Brussels’s Sprouts, for example, have better […]

How to Choose the Worm Composter That’s Right for You

Okay, it’s the dead of winter and there’s a foot of snow outside. A freezing rain descends and covers everything in your garden with a sheet of ice. The problem is, you just made a delicious soup and have all those wonderful vegetable trimmings you would normally put in your compost pile. But there is […]

5 Questions You Must Ask Before You Choose the Right Composting System for Your Garden

Do you have a compost pile in your garden? If so, that’s great! How long have you been composting? But if you’re not composting, I’ve got some important info for you later in this post. Learn from your mistakes (or from mine) First, I want to tell you how NOT to make a compost pile.  […]

Three Reasons You Should Be Composting in Winter

My wife thought I was nuts. There I was in the middle of January with a bucket of vegetable trimmings in one hand and a shovel in the other. I was breaking off the layer of snow and ice on my compost pile so I could add the next contribution toward my spring crop of […]