Organic Fertilizer – Feed Your Plants, Soil and Microbes

Organic Fertilizer – Feed Your Plants, Soil and Microbes

Organic fertilizer comes from a wide variety of sources – animals, plants and minerals. Some natural fertilizers may be available for free, like compost and manure. Others are readily available online or at your local garden center, like liquid kelp. The use of organic fertilizer is not a substitute for good gardening practices. That said,…

Vermicomposting – How to Start an Earthworm Bin for Composting

Vermicomposting – How to Start an Earthworm Bin for Composting

Vermiculture composting (vermicomposting, worm composting) is the act of creating rich, organic humus for your garden, lawn or even houseplants by allowing earthworms to help in the decomposition process. Earthworms eat food scraps and poop fertilizer (worm castings). The resulting castings enrich soil by improving texture, increasing nitrogen, trace minerals, and natural growth hormones from…