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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.

Manure, Antibiotics & Compost

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

5 Best Biodegradable Garbage Bags in 2023 for Different Uses

Compost

The next time you're out of trash bags, choose biodegradable garbage bags whether it's to line your compost bins to ...

The Best Compost Tumblers in 2023 (Plus How + Why to Use It)

Bins & Tumblers

Commercial tumblers have been available for decades and the choices available have mushroomed over the last several years.

How to Compost at Home: Step by Step Guide for Beginners

Bins & Tumblers

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

Fertilizer

Guano: What Is It + How to Use It in Your Home Gardens

Compost & Soil

Guano, often known as bird or bat droppings, is a potent organic fertilizer that has been used in agriculture for ...

Fertilizer Numbers: What They Mean and Why They Matter

Compost & Soil

Understanding what the numbers on a fertilizer bag mean is as easy as 1-2-3.

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.

Soil Health

Preparing Garden Soil

Compost & Soil

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

Complete Beginner's Guide to the Best Raised Bed Soil

Compost & Soil

How to build the best soil for your raised garden beds -- recipe included!

Worm Castings Benefits: Why Use This Plant Superfood

Compost

The benefits of making and using nature's best organic compost at home.

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