Compost is one of those topics that makes a lot of sense once you’ve been gardening awhile, but can be confusing to new gardeners. So, here is all the information needed about compost for beginners. Check the end for links to even more information. What is Compost and Why Do Gardeners Use It? Compost is…

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Vegetables are living, growing things, and they need to be fed. The amount of nitrogen, phosophorous, potassium and trace minerals that plants need varies. (See below for list of heavy feeders.) But generally speaking, if you feed the soil, you feed your vegetables. If you do not feed your sol by adding compost or other…

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Probably the most common advice given for improving your garden’s performance is to add compost. Compost improves soil fertility and texture. It’s packed with microorganisms that plants love and is the happy home to worms and other beneficial creatures. And, if you make it yourself, it’s free. But, many gardeners are stumped about how to…

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