This is the fourth post in the backyard composting series. When building a compost pile, taking the carbon and nitrogen ratios of the materials you are adding is important to achieve thermophilic composting. Here is a quick reference guide for readily available organic material. Common Compost Materials And Their Corresponding C:N Ratio Browns = High … Continue reading C:N Ratios for Commonly Available Materials
This is the third post in the backyard composting series. For some, collecting enough organic waste to build a larger compost pile is a challenge. This list of resource ideas should help you gather enough material for your pile. Local arborist woodchips Leaves (your own, neighbors, city leaf pickup program) Coffee grounds from coffee shops (your … Continue reading Finding Materials to Build A Compost Pile with the Proper C:N Ratio
This is the second post in the backyard composting series.How big of an area will I need?Home composting doesn't have to take up a huge area to be successful. The goal is to have a pile that is roughly 3ft x 3ft x 3ft or similarly a 4ft tall gravity pile. This size will help … Continue reading Choosing a Location for Your Backyard Composting System
This is one post in a series dedicated to backyard composting. Make sure to subscribe to the blog to be notified of new posts. Backyard composting benefits Backyard composting provides a multitude of benefits. Everything from saving money, improving soil health and health of the planet. Below is a list of the some of the … Continue reading Benefits of Composting at Home
The Fungal to Bacteria Ratio (F:B) can tell you important information about your soil and the organisms present (or missing) and the stage of succession your current soil is in. A soil assessment can determine your ratio.Succession is a term used to indicate where you are in the soil health cycle. Different succession levels favor … Continue reading What Does Your Fungal to Bacteria Ratio Mean?
Save yourself time and money by practicing no till/ no dig. Allow the biology in the soil to do the work for you.
I haven’t met a gardener who hasn’t encountered bindweed. I also have never heard a gardener speak kindly about it, either.
Puncture vine may not be your bike tires best friend, but it is trying to help you improve your soil.
Improving your soil doesn’t have to be hard OR expensive. Here’s my top 10 favorite sources of organic matter.
Understanding why your weeds exist is the key to preventing them for germinating.