How to Make a Cheap Wire Compost Bin

How to Make a Cheap Wire Compost Bin

This tutorial shows you how to make a circular compost bin out of wire (or mesh) and rebar (or any sturdy metal rod/post). The finished size of this wire compost bin design is 3-4 ft diameter, 3-4 ft tall, as this is the general consensus

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Leaf Mold Uses

Leaf mold is best described as a “soil conditioner”. Among the things leaf mold does to condition soil is increase water retention, improve soil structure, and provide a robust habitat for earthworms and beneficial bacteria. Though leaves are not high in nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, tree roots do mine calcium, magnesium and many

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How to Make Leaf Mold

Start with the fall leaves from around your (and/or your neighbor’s) yard. Only use leaves from yards that don’t use synthetic chemicals on their lawns for contamination reasons. Some people don’t consider chemical contamination to be a significant concern with leaf mold because the lengthy decomposition time allows for chemicals to break down

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What is Leaf Mold?

Leaf Mold is the organic material left behind after leaves have undergone fungal decomposition. Leaf mold is the term used to describe the result of only decomposed leaves that haven’t had any other ingredients added.

Letting leaves decompose separately from other organic matter yields a wonderfully beneficial soil conditioner that is dark brown

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Nature Hills Nursery

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Wide selection of live plants, fruit trees, vegetable seeds, herb seeds, and flower seeds

Check out the reviews of Nature Hills Nursery as a seed/plant source at http://davesgarden.com/products/gwd/c/3047/

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Plant Labels: How to Make Your Own Garden Plant Markers

Homemade Garden Plant Markers that look and work great!

Durable plastic plant labels (also called plant markers or garden markers) cost about $4 / dozen at my local gardening supply shop. Since I have 72 squares in my Square Foot Garden, that would add up! Rather than buy new, I prefer to make my own with reused materials anyway. It is

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