Category Archives: Composting

Worms and Boys at the Farmer’s Market

This picture shows Gideon and Theo holding bags of worm castings.  The boys sell the castings at the Farmer’s Market with great gusto!  Gideon is the friendly salesman and tells all the customers about the advantages of using worm castings … Continue reading

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5 Secrets to Making Rich Compost Consistently

Experienced gardeners know that rich compost is the key to all natural gardening and soil building.  Rich compost provides your plants with the nutrients they need for fertile growing and lush, healthy vigor.  Plus, and more importantly, rich compost feeds … Continue reading

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8 Must Have Cover and Compost Crops For Your Garden and Homestead

As I wrote in my first post on Cindy Conner’s Cover Crops and Compost Crops IN Your Garden DVD, I highly recommend anyone wanting to grow cover crops in their garden to get this DVD.  In this post, I share … Continue reading

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Taking Cover Cropping to the Next Level

Covering cropping is an excellent addition to any gardening or mini-farming venture.  If you’ve seen some of my recent posts, you know that I have been focused on expanding my use of cover crops to improve the heavy clay soil … Continue reading

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Worm Farming: The Next Level – ESP of MO

One of the things I love the most about living in the country is getting to meet other country-loving people, especially those running small businesses. This week I had the great pleasure visiting with Irv and Kathy Huser of Environmentally … Continue reading

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How to Harvest Worm Compost and Worms

Your worms have been working away and your bin is now full of rich compost. It’s time to harvest the compost and separate out the worms. What’s the best way to do that? There are several ways I’ve tried which … Continue reading

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