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Compost & Soil

We’ve scoured the web, sifted through the rubbish, and hand-picked the best tips and information on how to compost we could find. Enjoy!

We continually add to this composting blog, so please check back often. Also, you can share tips and ask questions over at our Composting Forum page.

Composting Guru

Compost

Our comprehensive guide makes it easy to start producing nature’s perfect soil amendment. Dig in!

No-Dig Gardening

Soil Health

No-dig vegetable gardening is a method that derives from a simple philosophy: that soil should be worked gently if at all.

Worm Composting Guide

Vermicomposting

Composting with worms (a.k.a. vermicomposting) is the proverbial win-win situation.

A Gardener's Guide to Fertilizer

Fertilizer

In a perfect world, your soil would provide all the nutrients needed. But in the real world, soil often needs a little boost.

Video Channel

It's common knowledge that the commercial livestock industry stuffs its cattle, hogs and chickens with antibiotics.

How to Prepare Garden Soil for Planting

Soil Health

When building soil you not only improve your plants health, but you can also improve your own.

Compost

Home Composting 101

Compost

Compost happens… but it happens a whole lot faster when you know how!

Tips for Successful Winter Composting

Compost

How to compost your kitchen scraps and other green waste over the winter months.

Can You Compost Tomatoes?

Compost

Keep tomato plants out of the landfill? Or keep tomato diseases out of your garden? It's not always simple.

Fertilizer

New Labeling on Seaweed Fertilizer Explained

Compost & Soil

Gardeners have been using kelp extracts for years, but now the EPA is requiring new labeling on the growth amendment.

Using Fish and Seaweed Fertilizers

Compost & Soil

Nutrient-rich fish and seaweed fertilizers make the garden grow.

Gardening with Chickens

Bugs & Thugs

Natural fertilizer and pest control from the birds that give us eggs and companionship.

Soil Health

Preparing Garden Soil

Compost & Soil

Healthy soil is the basis of healthy plants and a healthy environment.

Fall Mulching Tips

Compost & Soil

Learn how to protect your plants and nourish your soil ahead of the cold winter months.

Why Are Today's Vegetables Less Nutritious?

Community

How building soil, growing heirlooms can stop nutrient decline in vegetables and fruits.