Compost Blog

The Compost Blog is our mini-journal about composting. It...

  • lets you know whenever any new Web pages appear on Compost Junkie, telling you about new composting information and advice.
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  • highlights some of our exciting adventures to compost suppliers that you might otherwise miss.
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Hose End Sprayer for Applying Compost Tea to Lawn

I would like to have a setup where I could take a couple gallons of fresh brewed compost tea and apply it to my lawn using a hose end sprayer. I have

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The Foam is Not the Measure of the Tea

I was wondering if you would comment on the relationship between a foamy and a QUALITY compost tea? I remember reading that the foam is, for the most

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Vacationing with Worms - What Should I Do?

Could you please tell me what bulk food I could buy for my worms as I'm going to be away for 2 months and need to leave food for them. My friend has chooks

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Is Rototilling Bad For My Soil?

I understand it's not good to rototil the soil. How do I start a garden site without disturbing life under foot? Thanks for your great website Dave

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Should You Use Surfactants When Spraying Compost Tea?

The question I have for you has to do with spraying compost tea. Do you use a surfactant, or wetting agent, to help the tea stick to, and become absorbed

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Air Pump Went Out Overnight

I had a batch of compost tea brewing last night and at some point, the power cord that (the air pump was plugged into) went kaput. The tea smells fine,

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White Worms in Your Compost Bin - Should You Be Worried?

Help! I've got small white worms in my compost bin and I think they're killing my red wigglers.

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Can I Compost Spent Beer Grains and Hops?

Can I safely compost spent beer grains and hops

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Adding Grass Clippings and Roses Directly to Flower Beds

My rose beds already have compost and many earth worms working for me. I also use compost tea as a drench. Would adding grass clippings and old rose flowers

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An Easy Composting Technique That Works

Tired of all that compost turning and back breaking labor? Here's an easy composting technique that caters to the lazy gardner in all of us.

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Can I Add Sourdough Starter to my Compost Pile?

I make sourdough bread and have to toss out some of the started each time. The starter consists of yeast, flour and water. Can I add this leftover starter

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How Long Before Compost Tea Goes Bad?

How long is compost tea good for before it should not be used on plants

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A Worm Composting System Without Plastic

If you're considering building a worm composting system using a Rubbermaid bin, please think again...

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School Gardens and Compost

What's the best kind of compost to use in a large school garden

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Best Kitchen Compost Container for Organic Waste

I think this kitchen compost pail might take the cake for food waste collection at home. Do you agree?

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Anaerobic Compost and Alcohol.

I’ve read that anaerobic compost could contain up to 30 ppm alcohol and that 1 ppm will kill plants. It would therefore be great to know the answers to

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Free Compost Tumbler Plan - Flip Your Way to Black Gold

If you're looking for a compost tumbler plan, you're going to flip over this set...

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Cedar Grove Compost Provides a Glimpse Inside Their Booming Business

Cedar Grove Compost produces 300,000 yards of compost annually - This is part of their story...

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How Much Compost Should I Use?

I have a garden space that is approximately 150 square feet that I have worked for about 20 years. I use a tiller and turn 20 pounds of 12-12-12 inorganic

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Creating a Compost Inoculant with Specialized Bacterial Cultures

I run an industrial composting facility in Ireland and we are very interested in producing a higher value product from our composting system. Unfortunately,

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Bokashi Composter Reviews and 'How to' Videos

Our videos show you how a bokashi composter works and why it's a great addition to your composting arsenal.

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Can I Mix Composted Food Waste with Composted Yard Waste?

Can you please give some insight into using composted food waste and then reselling it with composted garden waste. We supply the Bokashi bins to households

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Homemade Potting Soil Benefits Your Plants and Your Pocketbook

Learn how to make a homemade potting soil that will tickle your plant's roots pink

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Can I Feed My Worms Colored Newspaper?

Hi Dave, I love the 4-part interview and what you are doing. My question, and you’ve probably heard this many times over. Our newspaper is mostly color

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Worm Composting Bins and Ideal Temperatures

I plan to start a small worm composting bin and would like to know the best place to put it based on the temperatures outside. What can the worms withstand

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