There’s nothing better than making your own compost on the homestead to feed your soil and plants. It’s the most organic way to go about it, not to mention you’ll save cash on fertilizer.

Composting can be tricky sometimes, so do make sure you follow our tips and advice.

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Composting During Winter in 15 Easy Steps

The benefits of compost cannot be overstated. There are so many reasons to compost, including eliminating the need to purchase and use chemical fertilizers as well as the ability to retain soil moisture. You can save money and resources while improving your soil and environmental impact. Compost improves soil structure and drainage, and reduces the …

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10 Things to Recycle in your Compost Bin

If you’re a homesteader, you are no doubt familiar with the hundreds of benefits composting provides, not just to you, but also to your garden. Composting isn’t just about getting rid of kitchen scraps and providing free fertilizer for your nutrient-hungry crops–it’s about reducing waste, preventing pollution, and closing the nutrient cycle. This process can …

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Vermicomposting is a great way to get great garden compost by using earth and red wiggler worms. We'll give you the scoop on getting started~The HomesteadingHippy #homesteadhippy #fromthefarm #gardening

Comparing Vermicomposting Methods – An Overview

Known as vermicomposting, raising worms specifically for the purpose of harvesting the castings to use as garden fertilizer is both an organic and effective method for giving your vegetables the nutrients they need to thrive. Castings are worm poop – waste – what worms “cast off” as excrement, and to a gardener, it is pure black …

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