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Making and Using Compost

Organic gardeners know that compost is a necessary part of a healthy garden. There are different ways of making compost, and several ways to use it in the garden.
  1. How to Compost (18)
  2. Vermicomposting (12)

Making and Using Leaf Mold
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Composting Myths: The Truth Behind Common Composting Myths
There are many misconceptions about composting, from the notion that compost piles stink to the idea that any kind of kitchen waste is safe to compost. This article from About.com Green Living guide Courtney Curtis breaks these myths, providing the truth about composting.

Set Aside Some Fall Leaves for Spring and Summer Composting
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Review: "The Complete Compost Gardening Guide"
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The Benefits of Composting
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What is Manure Tea? And How Do I Use it in My Garden?
Manure tea is one of the most valuable concoctions to make for your garden. Here's an explanation of manure tea, and how to make it.

All-Natural Fertilizers for Your Organic Garden
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How to Make Vermicompost Tea

Crops to Grow for Your Compost Pile
Here are suggestions for nutrient-rich plants you can grow specifically to add to your compost pile.

How to Make Compost Fast
Here are tips for making compost more quickly. These methods will help you get finished compost in about a month.

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