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By Ang Jordan | Published: January 2, 2010
On YouTube, check out KGI’s How to Make Compost and Planting Garlic (for next year, as garlic planting season is months past).
By Ang Jordan | Published: September 10, 2008
Grist offers a brief guide and a list of resources on “how to begin composting”:http://www.grist.org/advice/how/2008/08/19/?source=daily. If you don’t already compost, the biggest immediate benefit is that you reduce your waste stream significantly, particularly if you compost both kitchen waste and yard waste. A secondary, somewhat longer term benefit is that you can create valuable food [...]
By Ang Jordan | Published: August 17, 2008
Kitchen Gardeners International has a nice Garden Q & A on “Making Compost Tea”:http://www.kitchengardeners.org/2008/06/make_compost_tea.html (and also manure tea). Compost tea is essentially a liquid fertilizer, a way to give a quick shot of nutrients to your plants. While they mention using a burlap bag, I use a large mesh onion bag or something similar.
By Ang Jordan | Published: December 9, 2007
As a midwestern gardener, I never had to face many of the challenges intrinsic to deep south gardening, including the problem of fire ants. In our yard they seem to favor sheltered spots, e.g. near paving, tree roots, and in raised beds or other structures, such as our compost bin. Since I use organic methods [...]