Composting - aka: The Circle of Life!

 


Article by: Judy Williams

Composting is where the gardening , Want A View? Start Growing Orchids On Trees thing comes full circle. You've created your garden , Buying a Lawn Mower bed, you've nurtured your plants. , Succulent Crassula Tetragona: Drought Tolerant s for Dry Garden Landscapes or Easy Houseplants

The results have been eaten by the family...and now the plants , Decorative Stone Uses For Landscaping and refuse from the garden , Transplanting Trees can be recycled into next year's compost. It is the closed loop of nature. , Transplanting Trees

This is so simple and so obvious a thing to do, I'm still staggered that people will send this sort of rubbish to the tip. , The Cure for Common Pool Stains

When I was totally intimidated about cooking and convinced I couldn't do it, a friend of mine said 'It's just chemistry. If you add X to Y under these conditions, this MUST happen'. I think this applies big time to composting.

So what does your compost , The Basics of Plant Growth; (Part 2) Plant Energy need to work?

It needs moisture , Planting and Caring for Flower Bulbs (but not too much).

It needs heat , Buying a Lawn Mower (and will generate a good deal on it's own)

It needs air. , Hydroponics in Your Garden

It needs bugs, bacteria, fungi and other micro-organisms (pretty much under the 'Build it and they will come' principle)

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Composting doesn't work if you continually feed just one pile. The composting is never finished in those circumstances. So start with one pile by adding waste plant , Gardening - An Expression and kitchen , Buying Teak Wood Furniture Responsibly refuse. This can include grass , Making the Most of the Front of Your Home Using Wind Chimes clippings, spent plants, , A Storage Bench Provides Much Needed Outdoor Space fruit , Decorative Stone Uses For Landscaping peelings, egg shells and non fatty kitchen , Stump Grinders - Use Stump Grinders Safely! scraps.

NEVER use fat, oil or meat in your compost. , Tomatoes: Apples Of Love They will attract vermin. Other things that will slow down your compost , Hydroponics Gardening - An Introduction To Hydroponics Gardening For Beginners (Part 15) Ozone include paper, rice hulls, wood , Teak Outdoor Furniture -- From the Forests to Ships to Your Patio shavings, woody cuttings and tough or oily leaves (like those from evergreens). Diseased plants , Teak Garden Furniture and weeds , Hydroponics in Your Garden should also be kept out of your compost. , Teak Garden Furniture

Fill the compost , Teak Outdoor Furniture -- From the Forests to Ships to Your Patio enclosure to 6-8 inches (15-20cm) with your refuse. Then spread a couple of scoops of agricultural lime and a handful of complete fertilizer. Continue layering to a height of about 3 feet over time. Every few weeks, turn the compost , Say Your Feelings with Flowers - Flower Meaning to encourage decomposition. If the compost , Want A View? Start Growing Orchids On Trees material is dry, give it a light , Ornamental Fountain watering after turning.

Start your second pile while this one is 'cooking'.

Your compost , Backyard Landscape Plan - Think About Your Family's Lifestyle First should be ready for the garden , Ornamental Fountain in 6-8 weeks. By continuing to alternate between the two piles, you will have a continuous supply of fresh garden , Guaranteed Gladioli, Summer Colour that Returns compost for your garden , Want A View? Start Growing Orchids On Trees beds while recycling your kitchen , With Outdoor Lighting You Can Enjoy Your Garden Into The Evening Hours refuse.
Judy Williams (http://www.no-dig-vegetablegarden.com) splits her time between being a media executive and an earth , How Savvy Gardeners Use Mulch To Make Garden Work Easier mother goddess. No Dig Vegetable Gardens , Shed Kits represents a clean, green , Fuchsia procumbens way to grow , Teak Garden Furniture your own food. , How to Make a Simple Homemade Aeroponics System The site covers all aspects of growing, , Teak Furniture for Your Garden: Add a Touch of Something Spectacular cooking and preserving your harvest.

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