Worlds Best Compost

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Organic Gardeners Composting

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This informative eBook demonstrates the best ways to compost in order to improve your garden, make your vegetables and fruits taste better, and help save the soil and the environment. Over 20% of landfills are simply kitchen waste that could easily be recycled Why waste what you already produce? You have an easy source of organic health for your own garden at home, without having to spend large amounts of money in order to make really healthy soil. With today's composting technology, you can compost as much as suits your needs! If that is a little compost for a small home garden or a large plot that you grow food for your family or business, composting will be an easy and cheap way to improve the quality of your soil and thus your vegetables as well! This guide shows you every method of composting; from free methods you can do with no extra money all the way to elaborate by easy to set up composting rigs. Improve the environment, and get better tasting food!

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Worlds Best Compost

What you'll discover in The Worlds Best Compost e-book: The method of feeding plants in a totally natural way that results in the tastiest, most divine food you and your family will ever have. Why youll use much less water in your garden using colloidal humus compost (and how youll be saving time, money, effort and even the environment!) The secret to healthy soil through massive microbial action. (If you could see these microscopic guys at work there's more action than a Schwarzenegger movie on crack!) The shameful, sheep mentality almost all agriculture and garden advisors suffer from that costs you time and money using dangerous, toxic gardening and horticulture practices (and is murdering our planet in the process!) How to develop a soil that. More here...

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Compost heaps

Sometimes called black gold, compost slowly releases nutrients to your soil and conserves moisture. Successful compost heaps maintain a balance between carbon (dry, brown and woody material, such as dried leaves) and nitrogen (wet, fresh and green material, such as grass clippings). The ideal ratio is 25-30 1, so remember this easy rule Loads of brown material, less green. Making compost Include kitchen scraps (excluding citrus, onions and meat), and a handful or two of blood and bone(see Fertilizer types, page 56)in your compost pile, and dig it over at least once a week. You can include cow, horse or chicken manure as well as mushroom compost - even natural carpet fibers from a vacuum cleaner. Add a compost activator to build up the heat in To speed up the decomposition process in your compost heap, add comfrey leaves. To speed up the decomposition process in your compost heap, add comfrey leaves. Choose from free-standing compost bins or tumblers in a wide variety of shapes and...

Origin Botanical Facts

Nevertheless, western Africa still produces about half of the almost 30 million metric tons of yams currently grown in the world annually. The rest are grown in Asia and Central and South America. Very small amounts are cultivated and consumed in the United States. Most of the vegetables that are called yams in the United States are actually sweet potatoes. True yams thrive in frost-free, preferably tropical or subtropical climates whose rainfall totals at least 40 inches during the 8-month growing season. The ideal soil is rich, fertile, and moist but well drained. Like potatoes, yams are easily propagated from the tubers themselves, which are cut into wedges containing two or three buds each and allowed to dry for a day before planting. Plants can be grown in pots or planted directly into hills of compost mixed with sandy soil. Because the tubers do not store well, it is best to leave them in the ground as long as possible before harvest in fall or late winter.

Machinery for Cultivation

Rototiller A rototiller is a little gas-powered tilling machine that you follow down its path. We use a spring-tooth harrow on the ground in the spring then we till with the rototiller once before planting and several times at later intervals to take out weeds. Some people love rototillers. The typical, organic rototiller gardener tills both spring and fall and cultivates with the machine again during spring and summer as needed for weeds. Some tillers have shredder grinder attachments that help make compost. When organic gardeners combine tilling with lots of mulching, manuring, and composting, they can produce wonderful soil that just keeps getting better and deeper. A plow can have one blade or a whole row of them. Each blade is called a bottom, so a 5-bottom plow has 5 cutting blades. But a plow is not always the best option. The plow is appropriate in soils where you have humus that extends below the plowing depth. If you have very shallow topsoil, a plow is not a good tool for...

Chicken Injuries Diseases Parasites

Chicken Injuries For Health

The Diseased Bird Most families growing only enough poultry for their own needs don't experience the variety and scale of poultry health problems that intensive growers with large numbers of the same breed and age in a small area do. So this section attempts to compromise between saying nothing and telling it all. To prevent disease and parasites, don't let your poultry go where infested bird manure from past years is located, such as in your compost pile or your garden.

The stages of mushroom growing

Most substrate is inexpensive straw which the growers keep damp for about two weeks, then add specific material that helps the straw compost, such as chicken manure, gypsum, cotton seed hulls and other organic material. After a few weeks of composting they use steam to pasteurize the substrate and to remove the ammonia. Some growers use huge pressure cookers at high temperature to provide a sterile substrate before they introduce the spawn, so that no other organisms can take over. 3. Spawning. This is the process of introducing the spawn into the substrate. It is a simple physical process. If the substrate is wood, they drill it full of holes, place a little bit of spawn in each and they seal off the hole. If the substrate is loose organic material, they pack it into large containers lined with sterile plastic sheeting, and they inject the spawn with sterile needles or some other means, making sure no other organism can find its way into it. In larger facilities, special spawning...

Concept of organic farming

Acceptable because of the manipulations made in their natural set up. Organic matter of various kinds, nitrogen fixing plants, pests and disease resistant varieties, soil improvement practices such as mulching and fallowing, crop rotation, multiple cropping, mixed farming, etc., are freely adopted. In brief, organic farming merges traditional and respectable views on nature with modern insights. Bio-dynamic agriculture is yet another approach to organic farming. It is based on anthropsophy on the ideas formulated by the Austrian expert, Rudolf Steiner, in 1924 (Boor 2000). In this system, the maintenance and furtherance of life processes on Earth are achieved by harnessing cosmic energy and various influences of the sun, the stars, the moon and other planets. Bio-dynamic agriculture most often combines animal husbandry and crop production and use of compost and bio-dynamic preparations to revitalize soil and plants and subsequently animals and human beings. Sowing, cultivation and...

Starting Transplants

Eggplants, green peppers, tomatoes, and cabbage have to be started in the house and then transplanted to the garden. I think head lettuce is better off raised from seed in the garden, although I've seen recommendations to start it indoors. But this depends on your climate. Start your plants for transplanting about 2 to 2xh months before you plan to set them out. They will germinate easily indoors, where the moderate temperatures that are comfortable for humans are generally perfect for seed germination too. Make your soil mixture in the fall, before the ground gets too wet 1 part well-rotted compost and 2 parts dirt. Fill your containers to the top with dirt.

Planning for Corn

Heavy soil, it's best to plant late varieties. And in heavy soil, don't plant until the weather is true germinating temperature otherwise you risk seed that rots before it grows. Corn likes wood ashes or lime too the best pH for it is 6.0 to 6.8. fertility All the corns but popcorn need to have soil containing plenty of green manure, barnyard manure, or dead fish (actually, any decaying substance) A 1-inch spread of livestock manure is about right. It's best if you get it in there in time to compost and get diffused into the soil. Try to put it in the previous fall before planting, because early-planted seed in contact with manure has a tendency to rot rather than germinate. On the other hand, if you're not antsy to have the earliest corn around, you can fertilize almost any time green manure planted in the fall and plowed under in the spring, side dressings of manure and mulching during the growing season. Corn is a grain high in nourishment. It pulls that nourishment not only out of...

Draw a plan

Entertaining, or just for sitting Do your children or the family pets need some play space Do you have enough time, energy and interest to look after a high-maintenance garden, or do you just want a small section to tend Are there some elements you'd like to enhance - such as views and wildlife sounds - or aspects you'd prefer to disguise - the utility area, for instance, or traffic noise Is the space limited or unwieldy Does the route you take to the washing line or compost heap follow the existing path, or do you traipse across the lawn If you always take a shortcut to the utility area, think about redirecting the path, rather than wearing out the grass.

Wildlife Section

Composting Compost is a mixture of decomposed organic materials, such as vegetable plant waste, weeds, paper etc. The mixture looks like a very rich, dark soil which is very rich in nutrients and when added to garden soil can improve its fertility, structure and water holding capacity. By using compost instead of PEAT you will be helping to protect wildlife for the future. Peat comes from peatlands which are very fragile, threatened habitats where many specialised plants and animals live. In Britain more than 95 of our lowland peat bogs have been destroyed or damaged by peat extraction. Once these special habitats have been destroyed they will never be replaced. Using compost instead of peat helps give bog wildlife a chance to survive. Using your home made compost saves on wasteful packaging of purchased products. Producing compost uses up organic waste, which would otherwise have to go to a landfill site. Compost Corner Why not make your own compost by building a heap or by filling a...

Preparing the soil

Do-it-yourself compost The best way to improve and enrich soil for tomatoes is to add plenty of organic matter, and homemade compost is an excellent source. Composting utilizes the biochemical process of decomposition, carried out by naturally occurring organisms. Using a compost bin will facilitate the process, but you could build a traditional open heap in a corner of the garden. Open heaps are, however, more likely to have significant weed populations and the resulting compost may contain fewer nutrients because they will have been leached out by rainfall. A compost heap needs air, moisture, and warmth to keep active, so keep it fairly sheltered, just moist, and aerated. Regularly turning a heap increases oxygen levels and accelerates the process, but is not essential. MAKING YOUR OWN COMPOST - convert waste into valuable soil conditioner 1 Collect vegetable waste from the kitchen and other soft, green matter from the garden to form the basis of compost. 2 Add the green waste to...

Game Bird Housing

Pens for Small Game Birds It's best if you separate birds by species and age. The smaller game birds, such as quail, are usually raised in tiered metal battery-style pens or in homemade off-the-ground pens that have a wood frame with poultry-netting sides and small-mesh flooring. A basic homemade pen uses 2 x 4s for the frame and 4 legs, which support a 2 x 2 x 4-foot cage. The floor of the cage is made of hardware cloth (a rugged galvanized screening). The wire floor allows droppings to fall through to below the pen where they can be gathered up for the compost pit. The sides are of chicken wire. The top can be made of chicken wire if the pen is inside, wood or metal if it is outside. Such pens can be on tall legs with a back-sloped roof and can be fixed on posts or portable.

Exotic Squashes

Because some plants have flowers of only one sex. Plant them 10 feet apart in every direction and with something strong (fence, tree, outbuilding, high trellis) to climb on because the fruit shouldn't be on the ground. Plant the seed in compost or aged manure tilted at about 45 degrees, with the small end up and just barely sticking out of the ground. Or do vegetative propagation by planting the small shoots that grow off the crown (you'll have to keep a plant base alive all winter).

Sweet flag

Sprouted rhizomes collected from the vigorously growing mother plants are used as planting material. About 80 000 propagules are required for one hectare of land. The planting time is June-July. The rhizome bits are planted in about 6 cm deep furrows with a spacing of 30 cm between the rows and 35 cm between the plants. Application of farmyard manure or compost, 8-10 tonnes hectare supplemented with organic fertilizer is needed for good growth. For satisfactory cultivation and yield application of 100 kg ha nitrogen is recommended (Tiwari et al., 2000 Kumar et al., 2000).

Earthworms

To eat, good for recycling kitchen wastes, and good for your garden soil. They can be wild or domesticated. Wild worms in your garden tunnel and loosen soil. Also, in their process of digestion, worms actually reduce soil acidity and complete the composting process of freeing up plant nutrients. Over time these busy worms build good topsoil by breaking up and enriching the subsoil under it even hardpan under that. And earthworm tunneling makes homes for many smaller animals who also make for healthier plants. arrangement and also sent letters to every mail-order address listed in this book to verify the information listed. Worm Info and Products The Worm Book, by Loren Nancarrow and Janet Hogan Taylor, is an amusing, informative, fascinating, and complete guide to gardening and composting with worms. Worms Eat My Garbage by Mary Appelhof is an easy-to-read guide to raising worms that's equally suited to urban and rural folks. Her company sells supplies to worm growers Worm's Way, 7850...

Eggplant

Planting Eggplants thrive in well-drained, sandy, really rich soil (2 or 3 inches of manure or compost worked in well). If bacterial wilt is a risk, make sure the soil hasn't been previously used to grow eggplant, peppers, or tomatoes. Plant in a seed flat in March or April. The best germination temperature is 75 to 90 F. Allow 12 to 15 days for sprouting. Transplant to peat pots after they get 2 inches tall. (Or you can buy plants at setting-out time.) Transplanting and Garden Growing. Transplant 6 to 8 weeks later but not until at least 2 weeks after the last frost date even then, they'll do best starting under plastic. A late frost will kill them, and they won't do anything in cold soil anyway except stand there weak and vulnerable to bugs and disease. (If you do get disease in your garden, pull out and burn affected plants.) Plant where sheltered from cold winds, to lh inch deep, 18 to 30 inches apart, rows 2 to 3 feet apart (wider for longer, hotter growing seasons or bigger...

Food for Pigs

Pigs Recycle Kitchen Scraps Pigs are important because they eat kitchen scraps garbage. We keep a slop bucket in the kitchen for the pigs. Into the slop bucket go peelings, leftovers, extra milk, spoiled foods from the root cellar, the contents from jars of canned fruit that got moldy, bread crusts if I burned the bottom of the loaf or accidentally baked it 2 hours instead of 40 minutes and so on. People have asked me if you can feed chickens scraps of chicken meat or pigs scraps of pig meat. Yes, you can. They don't mind a bit. They both eat meat leftovers, cooked or Mike told me that in some urban areas there is a law that food scraps of that sort can't be fed to pigs. That just boggles my mind. It is so inefficient. Why throw out good food that could feed pigs, which in turn could feed hungry people When food scraps are ground and poured down a sewer it increases the general sewage burden. When scraps are taken to a land dump and mixed with metals and papers and buried or burned,...

Rhubarb

Rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum) is a hardy perennial from Siberia, a relative of buckwheat that grows on its own year after year once (20 years easily) it's started. A good plant for the northern third of the United States, it is one of the earliest spring producers. Rhubarb thrives on being frozen all winter. planting Start with 2- or 3-year-old roots. Plant in spring or fall. For one family, 2 to 4 plants are plenty. Dig a hole in your perennial area, put a layer of compost manure in it, and then put in the root. Cover with an inch of dirt. Separate plants by 2 to 4 feet, rows by 4 to 6 feet, because they'll end up big. Don't take any stalks the first year from spring-planted rhubarb. Fall-planted rhubarb may be lightly harvested next spring. less than 8 inches long. Generally people take the biggest ones first. Leave at least a third of them for the plant to make food from. Spring rhubarb is the nicest. Later the stalks get woody. Pulling off seed stalks will keep your rhubarb...

Fava Bean

Good hay or can be grown as a summer green manure, winter cover, or spring green manure to be plowed under before the regular garden is planted. All the vetches build nitrogen in your soil, and their empty shells make good compost. NOTE There is a very rare inherited sensitivity to Java beans and their pollen. It's found mostly in males of Mediterranean ancestry. This allergy, if triggered, can result in a mild to severely toxic reaction. Climate and When to Plant Fava beans are popular now in England and Canada, and they should be in the United States west of the Cascades because they're perfect for the wet cool climate. They're also a good choice for a high altitude in a tropical zone. Favas can handle cold down to 20 F, but they can't take a hot summer. Plant favas in the spring, as soon as you can get into the garden (whenever you plant peas February to mid-April). In the Deep South and mild coastal regions, favas do well planted in the fall, October to early November. Or start...

Organic farming

Organic farmers build healthy soils by nourishing the living component of the soil, the microbial inhabitants that release, transform and transfer nutrients. Soil organic matter contributes to good soil structure and water-holding capacity. Organic farmers feed biota and build soil organic matter with cover crops, compost and biologically based soil amendments. These produce healthy plants that are better able to resist disease and insect predation. The use of chemo-synthetic nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizers increases the risk of environmental pollution, since they are highly water soluble. They can therefore cause pollution and environmental problems such as algal blooms when they are (a) leached into ground water (especially nitrate) or (b) transported by run-off into the terrestrial and marine aquatic ecosystems. Organic farmers mostly use compost or manure to replenish the soil with minerals, as it is rich in beneficial soil microorganisms, which in turn slowly and steadily...

Hamburg Parsley

Hamburg parsley (Petroselinum crispum var. tuberosum), also called parsnip-rooted parsley and turnip-rooted parsley, is a variety of parsley grown for its crisp, white-fleshed, carrot-shaped root. It's very hardy and can be harvested, stored in a root cellar, and used in stews like any root vegetable. planting Seeds are available from Burpee, William Dam, Farmer, Harris, Hudson, Johnny's, Jung, Nichols, Park, Stokes, etc. Hamburg grows fine in low-nitrogen soils, pH 6 to 7. In fact, excess nitrogen can cause it to make more top than root, so it shouldn't follow legumes. Don't add fresh manure during the growing season because that causes the root to fork in a bad way, although compost added the previous fall is a good thing. Hamburg can also

Soil types

A large component of loam is decomposed organic matter or humus. Soil microbes, such as bacteria, as well as fungi and earthworms help to break down dead plant material - leaves, branches, twigs, sawdust, kitchen scraps, manure and newspaper - in a process that can occur either naturally or in compost heaps and worm farms. Making nutrients available to plant roots is an important aspect of growing healthy plants, so if your soils are too sandy and porous, the best way to improve their structure is to add organic matter in the form of compost or manures.

Parsnip

Parsnips need a deep, finely cultivated soil. If your soil is very sandy naturally, that makes it easy. They'll love it. If it's not, you have some work ahead of you. But the same manuring and composting treatment that benefits your other garden vegetables also helps parsnips. The parsnip patch in your garden needs more, though. You need to work the soil thoroughly, 1 IV2 feet deep, getting out stones and such so the roots don't catch on them and get deformed and discouraged. A heavy clay soil is the hardest kind to get ready for parsnips. Working in extra cinders and compost will help make your soil loose and crumbly. You can work the soil without turning your good topsoil under and digging it to the bottom it's good enough just to get the soil loose. Some people have grown parsnips 3 or 4 feet long for fun by digging the soil loose that deep and supplying plenty of manure-compost. How to Plant. Parsnip seed doesn't keep well over a year or so. If it doesn't come up, the...