Category: Composting

Tips for Managing Your Compost Pile

Here's one of my two compost bins. This type of bin is no longer available - too bad!

If you’re a gardener, you already know compost is your best friend. Not only does it add nutrients to depleted soils, but it increases the bulk of the soil so it absorbs and retains moisture. Recently my dad experimented with his green bean crop by adding compost to only half of the row. The composted […]

Best Worm Composter: Worm Factory 360

Worm Factory 360

Helping my son with his school science project really opened up a whole can of worms for me. Literally! He had to build a worm composter and the subject quickly became one of complete fascination for us both. Both of us ended up creating wormeries but he made his own whereas I cheated and bought […]

A Brief Guide to Worm Composting


A few months back my son started a project in his environmental science class which involved the kids making a worm composting bin. I have to say it wasn’t something I had tried myself before but as I started reading stuff about it with William I really started to become fascinated by the subject. Some […]

The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms

The Earth Moved: On The Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms

This is just going to be a very brief post as I wanted to let people know about a very interesting book I came across when, as I mentioned, in another post, I was helping my son recently with a school science project. He had to make a worm composting bin and we did lots […]

Bokashi Composting – Some More Facts

Bokashi composting kit

I wrote about the bokashi system of composting here on BG and thought I would give a little more information about it. What not to put in your bokashi bin. liquids or wet food large bones, shells from seafood. Bokashi is acidic so if you are digging it into your soil, leave it a few […]

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