GROW BIOINTENSIVE: A Beginner’s Guide — Session 5, Part B: Composting

February 14, 2011 by Mario  
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This is the second part of the fifth installment in the how-to GROW BIOINTENSIVE series from John Jeavons (the author of the sustainable gardening classic “How to Grow More Vegetables”) and Cynthia Raiser Jeavons. More episodes are available to watch and the whole series is available as a full-length uncut DVD at With this revolutionary organic gardening method, you will learn to grow more food in less space, to build truly sustainable soil fertility, and to save money by reducing water, energy and fertilizer use! This self-teaching series provides an excellent introduction to the GROW BIOINTENSIVE method and will get you out into the garden in 8 sessions! Other topics in the series include growing seedlings in flats, preparing the garden bed and soil, transplanting, harvesting, saving seeds, choosing your crops, and maintaining your garden.

Osmocote Gardening Tip 8 Composting

February 12, 2011 by Mario  
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Osmocote Gardening Tip #8 hosted by Pam Bennett

day 39 GREEm S’moosthie Revolution Bave and composting

February 7, 2011 by Mario  
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Dave joins Arnold MEGAN AND kyoka in sharing his s tory on organic gardening and composting bannas

Composting by dummies

January 13, 2011 by Mario  
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Adam gives an explanation of our compost pile for his blog, ‘organic gardening by dummies.”

Worm composting indoors

December 28, 2010 by Mario  
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If you live in an apartment and still want to compost this may be for you.

Gardening Tips & Tricks : Tips for Composting

September 21, 2010 by Mario  
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When keeping a compost pile, keep mixing it up to incorporate the different materials and to aerate it, and wait for it to turn into a soil-like consistency. Create a healthy compost to mulch any garden or flower bed withplant tips from a sustainable gardener in this free video on gardening. Expert: Yolanda Vanveen Contact: Bio: Yolanda Vanveen is sustainable gardener who lives in Kalama, Wash. Filmmaker: Daron Stetner

Morgan Composting – Effects & Benefits of Organic Compost

September 1, 2010 by Mario  
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Backyard composting for vegetable garden

August 23, 2010 by Mario  
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Laura Kelly composts kitchen scraps and yard waste to apply to her productive backyard garden in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Kelly sells at the Fayetteville Farmers Market.

Urine for Garden, Composting Urine

July 15, 2010 by Mario  
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Human urine is a great, natural, free source of Nitrogen for your soil or compost. Flushing your urine after each pee, would waste thousands of gallons of water per year at home. Then, your valuable urine is not only lost, but it goes to a chemical waste center where they must use chemicals on all that water you flushed, since within the sewage pipes it has all gotten mixed with stool. To minimize the water shortages seen in so many communities, an easy way to save water is by NOT flushing away your urine. Using for your compost or garden is an extra benefit. (If you just let it sit in the toilet bowel until you have a bowel movement, then the urine can start to smell up your bathroom, and your garden or compost would be missing out on a great source of liquid nitrogen.) Try it…. it is much easier, cleaner, and normal than you might think.

In Depth Guide to Home Composting (Part 2 of 3)

July 12, 2010 by Mario  
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? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?????????????????????? Click link above to get your FREE $500 Dollar Home Depot Gift Card! You can use it to buy supplies! ;) ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? What Materials Can You Compost? Pretty much all your organic household and garden waste is an elligible candidate for composting although there are a few exceptions. Things to particularly avoid are meat, fish, bones, fats and oils, dairy products like milk and cheese, dog and cat droppings as these can attract animals, create foul smells as they degrade and carry nasty diseases. Also, whilst weeds and plants can be added, it is advised to dry out persisent weeds and remove seed heads before adding these. Ashes are also best avoided, as are glossy magazines although shredded paper and cardboard are fine to add. Feel free to add waste fruit and vegetables, crushed egg shells, coffee grounds (worms love them!) and tea bags, hair, leaves, grass clippings and other organic waste. As a general rule, if in doubt, leave it out but most organic waste will rot down just fine and if you shred it or cut it up smaller, it will compost faster. How Long Before It Becomes Compost? This depends on the balance of materials in your compost heap, the weather and the amount of time you can devote to the project. If you want to take an active managed approach to your composting then you can have afully composted

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