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Facts on Organic Gardening

Interested in venturing into some Organic Farming? Why not try it. It’s actually a great way to produce crops organically; and at the same time, works in accordance with the environment. The use of chemicals on your farm produce is a thumbs down, as organic farming uses nothing but untreated raw materials for its crops. So if you want to generate and harvest crops that are high in nutritional value, and are safe (without having to post any harm to humans, animals, and nature) to use and consume, then grow organically. Just like organic gardening draws the need and usage for non-toxic materials, farming organically goes the same way. Crops that have been produced through this process are safe to eat just like any food that you might have in mind right now. And since natural raw materials are only used to improve its nutritional value and quality, you can be assured that it’s grown with considerably less pesticides to it (especially when you get to compare it with crops that have been grown using chemical fertilizers).

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Using Coffee grounds for Vermicomposting

When you’re sipping your favorite cup of coffee (whether you had some brewed at home or had ordered a cup from your favorite coffee shop), did you ever wonder where these things go afterwards? Well coffee grounds can still be quite useful. Besides having to use it as part of your skin and hair regimen, or as a soil and garden supplement, you can also use these as food for your compost worms. You can read through this article to find out more about the benefits of this essential ingredient. Grounds from your coffee are of organic matter. So instead of having to throw these away after use, you may just put in some to your composting worms bin (whether you’re into raising and breeding nightcrawler worms or red worms). Not only are you providing nourishment to your composting worms, you’re also helping mother nature experience a garbage-less environment.

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Things you need to know about Organic Gardening

There might come a time wherein you will need to ward off pests from your garden’s soil and plants; or a time wherein you’ll need to look for efficient ways to further develop your plants growth. Now this is where organic gardening can help. Organic gardening encourages the use of non toxic materials that can be directly applied on your yard. In other words, fertilizers and pest control products that are used for this approach are all naturally made. Other than that, the organic scraps from your yard and kitchen can then be turned into a valuable source of compost (can also be used as mulch or as a top dressing), for which you can use for gardening needs later on. And just like what organic farming can also benefit from, organic compost is made out of scraps that are regularly generated from household consumption. These can be in the form of vegetable and fruit peels, coffee grounds, crushed egg shells, dried leaves, plants and flowers, grass clippings, animal manure (from plant eating animals only), and newspaper or cardboard shreds.

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A Few Handy Ways of Making Compost

There are a lot of organic and raw materials from your yard (if you happen to have one) and from your home (from regular household wastes) that can still be reused by means of composting. Making compost might look complicated for some but the only thing that you’ll need to get this process going smoothly is to provide the right elements for it. Nature itself will help continue the process for you. So read more to know how to efficiently produce compost. You should also know that there are three common types of composting, and these are vermicomposting, aerobic and anaerobic . All three have their differences when it comes to content and timeframe; but all of these produce have the same results, and that’s to create a rich, crumbly, and earth-smelling finished product (made out of recycled kitchen scraps and garden wastes) that can help supplement your plants and soil.

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Building a Compost Bin

Have you ever recycled, but not just by doing the segregation process (biodegradables from non-biodegradables)? Well, there is another way to recycle your everyday household wastes, and that’s through composting. You can easily make an organic-based fertilizer by just composting the scraps from your kitchen and yard. And what better way to do this than to buy or make your very own compost bin. Here’s a guide to building a compost bin of your own, right at the comforts of your own home. There are five methods to making compost (amongst these five methods, composting bins can be used for the last three mentioned), and the following are: soil incorporation – organic scraps are mixed and buried under ground (at least 8 inches below the surface) compost heaps – has no definite construction worm composting system – red wigglers or nightcrawlers are placed inside the bin to help in the breaking down of decomposing organic materials holding units – can hold organic scraps until the composting process finishes turning units – bins that can be turned (rotating bin types) on a regular basis

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Maintaining a Can-O-Worms Worm Bin

When it comes to a Can-O-Worms, how do you maintain such a Worm Bin for vermicomposting purposes? Just like any worm composter, it will always need some care and upkeep. Not only will bacteria, fungi, insects and other microorganisms be present in the system, there will be worms to your care as well. These worms will also be the ones to help recycle your organic scraps at home, so it’s just suitable to look out for them, as if they were like your pets. Heed their needs, and they’ll be able to produce for you some nutrient-rich and valuable source of compost. When it comes to composting, the best earthworm for the job are the Red wiggler worms. Red wigglers eat a lot (they can actually consume organic materials more than their weight for each day), can multiply in number real fast, and can live-off of spaces that are confined and congested. Unlike nightcrawlers that like to burrow and dislike being in congested places, red wigglers are the total opposite.

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Basic Worm Bin Care

There are a lot of things to consider, especially when it comes to basic worm bin care. To find out more on how to maintain a worm composter, or to know more about troubleshooting problems with Worm Bin concerns, read on further below. Start by Harvesting your Worms Castings A worm farm and its composting bin upkeep can be made simple but it requires some work as well. You can follow through with the process by harvesting the worm castings inside the bin probably every four months. You’ll know that your worms have left their castings already, as soon as you see topsoil like material on their bedding, or if you see brown material that resembles to coffee grounds.

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The Worm Factory: The Benefits to using a Red Worm Bin

The Worm Factory is a very handy composting system that you can definitely keep for home use. Aside from that, it also comes with a lot of great benefits. Read on below to know more of its advantages. The red worm bin is compact, so you won’t have to worry about it being loosely packed together. It basically comes in a square design, and is something that goes well with areas that have limited spaces, since it comes in a stackable tray system. Worm bins in this type are also odorless. It is typically made with lids to help allow the air to move freely in and out of the container, so that odor build-up may be avoided. With this feature, you no longer have to worry on where to keep your worm bin, as it can be placed anywhere in the house. When you also buy worm bin types such as the this, you should be able to save more time just by using it. It will help do the composting for you, so that you wouldn’t have to do the constant and tedious work of having to turn the compost, and by taking out worms manually. This worm bin will simply do the segregating for you by means of its stack of trays (the multi-tray system helps in separating the worms from the compost). Apart from all these great benefits, your red wiggler worms stackable container is something that you can easily

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Outdoor Composters and its Types

When it comes to outdoor composters, there are actually two types of outdoor composting bins. The outdoor worm composting bins and the outdoor composters. Outdoor worm composting bins Worm composting bins that have been specifically designed for outdoor use can go in types such as the Can-O-Worms, The Worm Composter, Worm friendly Habitat, The Worm Factory 360 Free Shipping, and The Worm Factory. Now, worm composters are containers that shouldn’t be left exposed in areas where there is direct sunlight, or be kept in surroundings with cold temperatures. These two unpleasant factors are bad for your worms. Aside from that, these outdoor worm composters also come with pre-installed taps at the base part. This helps in collecting liquid fertilizer from your bin. But of course, to be able to collect this valuable source of natural fertilizer, you must be able to supply the most important elements inside your worm bin: food scraps from your kitchen (to avoid odor build-up, steer clear from putting in meat, poultry or oily products), some soil to help for the worms grit (when it comes to digesting the food), a few dry leaves of grass clippings, some water and air. Outdoor Composters There are also many types to composters for external use that you can purchase in the market today. They may come in forms like the Compost Wizard Hybrid, Wishing Well, 90 Gallon Compost Wizard, Soil Saver Compost Bin, Tumble Weed Composter, 52 Gallon Compost Wizard Jr., Urban Composter,  71 Gallon EComposter, Garden Gourmet, …

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Worm Composting During Winter And Insulating Your Worm Bin

Composting with red wiggler worms during warm temperatures can still be tolerable for them. But how about worm composting during winter? Is insulating your worm bin something that you can carry out effectively during much colder temperatures? Well, these are all still possible. Winter vermicomposting is doable, just as long as you know how to give extra care for your red wigglers needs. During the winter, your red wigglers will start feeling the cold temperature as soon as the worm bin starts to absorb the wintry weather. The temperature is usually felt by the worms as soon as it goes below 57 degrees Fahrenheit. So, it’s better to find a place for where you can keep them real warm. Of course, you wouldn’t want to have an inactive worm bin at these times; and start losing all those organic fertilizers that you can make good use of for your garden. One good advise would be is to keep a compost thermometer around, so that you’d be able to keep good track of the rise and fall of temperatures. You can also warm your worm bin by simply doing the following tips: Tip 1: One way of maintaining your red worms bin from turning into a popsicle is

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