- Testing for 5 Key Compost Characteristics
An article from Organic Gardening magazine about what to look for in compost, and why not all store-bought compost is the same.
- In the Weeds? Try Mulch or Microbe Mulch
Why mulch works to reduce weeds and retain moisture – and how much to use.
- How to: Compost Your Labor Day Cookout
Some tips to holding a “zero waste” event on Labor Day – or any day!
- When to Add Compost to Your Garden
Guidelines for adding compost to a garden in a Northeast climate.
- Add compost in the fall for great spring results
While there’s no “bad time” to add compost to your lawn or garden, autumn is a particularly good time to use compost to prepare your soil for the winter ahead. Here’s why.
- 4 Characteristics to Consider When Buying Compost
Highlights 4 traits that separates wicked good compost from, well, everything else.
- Organic Weapons
7 natural weapons you can use in your garden to improve your soil, keep insects at bay, and improve your harvest in cold climates. By Organic Gardening staff.
- Do-It-Yourself Compost Test
A simple at-home test you can perform on any compost to determine how much organic matter it contains, and whether it is immature or has been “diluted” with regular soil.
- Homemade versus Store Bought…What’s the Difference?
Not all compost is created equal. This brief post explains why you should be careful about buying compost, and make sure you know the producer.