Why Add Worms to Your Compost

Vermicomposting uses worms to break down organic matter quickly.  First you will wait for your compost to reach a temperature of 140 to 150 degrees at the center.  To do this, alternate layers of brown and green ingredients and keep the pile moist.  When the center reaches the desired temperature you will turn the pile.  After […]

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Turn Shredded Paper Into Compost

This is what you will need to start making compost from shredded paper: Two storage containers A paper shredding machine A tumbler (you can use a regular bin but it will take longer for the compost to breakdown) Step 1: Shred all your paper (do not shred any plastic such as credit cards or business […]

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Build Your Soil For Free

Many times we think that the only way to build good soil is by going out and buying some gardening soil, manure, or compost.  If the concept of homesteading involves being self-sufficient then buying soil goes against that.  If you are looking to save money on your homestead and looking to be more self sufficient […]

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Permaculture – Eliminate Chicken Feed Cost

Could it be possible to eliminate chicken feed costs?  Have you ever thought of letting your chicken feed off of your compost pile?  There are several videos saying that this is a great way to reduce or even eliminate your cost on chicken feed.  They will eat worms for protein as well as grains. Here […]

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Fertilizer vs Compost

What is fertilizer? Fertilizers add nutrients to the plants to help them grow strong and healthy.  These nutrient are Potassium, Phosphate, and Nitrogen.  As a plant grows it absorbs these nutrients from the soil.  You can add fertilizer before or after planting. How does it differ from Compost? Compost creates a better growing environment for […]

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Compost Items Do’s and Don’ts

If you are starting to compost here is a list of things you can and things that you shouldn’t compost. Things to compost egg shells hay uncooked fruit and vegetable peelings vegetable waste and stems tea leaves and coffee grounds grass cuttings moderately wood chips chicken manure rabbit manure Things NOT to Compost dog and […]

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