Category: Compost and Fertilizing
Compost VS Humus: Which Is Ideal for Your Backyard?
Keeping your soil fertile is important no matter what plants you’re growing. Because of this, compost and humus are often incorporated to improve the soil. Since we’re not all agricultural experts, many people wonder what’s the difference between compost and humus and which is better. Compost and humus are very similar, as humus is just […]
Are Coffee Grounds Good for Tomato Plants?
Gardeners and even people who take care of indoor plants have raved about using spent coffee grounds on their plants as a fertilizer. It saves them the trouble of buying commercial fertilizer, and they get a freshly brewed cup of coffee every time they decide their plant needs more nutrition. But are coffee grounds good […]
Can You Put Banana Peels in Compost?
Bananas are one of the most popular fruits on the planet, rich in potassium and Vitamin C, among other vitamins and minerals. They are not only valuable for their taste but also for the versatile uses of each banana part, even the peels (yes, the peel). For example, can you put banana peels in compost? […]
Do Onion Plants Like Coffee Grounds? (Read Before Planting!)
Onions may make you cry when you cut them, but the tears are even worse when you realize you’re out of onions at dinner time. Planting some in your garden (to ensure you never run out again) can be easy, but making sure they grow well can be a challenging task without the right fertilizer mix. Which brings up today’s question: do onions […]
Do Cucumbers Like Coffee Grounds? (Read Before Planting!)
If you grow vegetables, it’s normal to seek out environmentally-friendly gardening methods these days. And when it comes to environmentally friendly fertilizer, used coffee grounds are a good choice for most garden plants. So, if you grow cucumbers, you might be wondering if you can give them coffee grounds too? Cucumbers will thrive when planted […]
How to Fertilize Fruit Trees with Epsom Salt
Magnesium Sulfate, normally referred to as Epsom salt, is an organic mineral made up of magnesium, sulfur, and oxygen. Since the product’s name has ‘salt’ in it, many believe that adding this product will cause salinity and destroy their plants and gardens. However, this is a myth! Epsom salt has actually been proclaimed to be […]
How to Fertilize with Alpaca Poop: The Complete Guide
Alpacas are cute friendly livestock animals that have quickly grown in number across the US and worldwide over the last 50 years, as people keep them not only for their super-soft wool but also for their wonderful temperaments! Many people are beginning to farm them for their fibers (which can be used to make all […]
Composting Cooked Veggies: The All-Important Do’s and Don’ts
Having our own compost bin has been a great way to put food and other waste to better use – by turning it into rich, garden-improving mulch. But when we first started, it was easy to get lost wondering what could (or couldn’t) be put on the compost pile. Can you compost cooked vegetables? Cooked […]