Benefits of organic compost for your garden

A backyard compost pile or bin is more than just controlling waste. Composting keeps food and yard waste from rotting away in landfills and it may be an engaging hobby itself. If you’re an avid or aspiring gardener, compost may be the secret weapon that you need to make your garden grow.  Fortunately, since composting offers many benefits, there are […]

5 Composting Tips and Tricks for Compost Tumbler Users

Composting is an environment-friendly way of nourishing your garden. A great many benefits of composting are no longer a secret to gardeners and homeowners. In fact, people are coming up with new ways to compost their biodegradable waste all the time. By recycling kitchen waste and other biodegradable materials into compost, either as a soil amendment or fertilizer, you are […]

Compost Tea Brewers and Composts

What is compost tea? Compost tea is an aerobic water solution that has extracted the microbe population from compost along with the nutrients. In simple terms, it is a concentrated liquid created by a process to increase the numbers of beneficial organisms as an organic approach to plant/soil care. Why use compost tea? Compost tea has many benefits. It will […]

How to make Compost

There are several ways in which compost heaps can be made and various theories exist as to the way in which they should be treated. There are two important points that are essential for successful compost making and these are adequate drainage and aeration and sufficient moisture. A compost heap is a necessary feature in the average garden. It provides […]

Compost Tea Brewing

What are the benefits of Compost Tea? Tea-applied microbes consume and out-compete pathogens for plant surfaces and food resources Reduces application rates of chemical pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers. Increases the number of organisms on and around the plant to compete with disease-causing organisms. Occupies the space around the infection sites so even if the disease-causing organisms do start to grow, […]

What is Compost Tea?

My first reaction to compost tea was a fairly common response, “So you just put compost in a bucket then dump it on your plants?”  Little did I realize all the science and work that goes into making high quality compost tea or AACT (Actively Aerated Compost Tea).  In some ways it seems like such a simple concept, to place […]