We’ve talked before about composting methods and myths. But we’re back today to talk about some particulars… some beyond the basics of composting.
Have you ever wondered why a pile of leaves takes forever to rot, or what in the world compost tea is?
Or maybe you live in the way-up-north and your compost bins freeze in the winter, leaving you with an icky mess come spring.
Grab a cup of something good (preferably not tea) and join us for some rotten-good tips and tricks.
Don’t Put These Plants Into Your Compost!
I have to admit, I grew up composting everything and I had no idea there were certain plants you just didn’t put in the compost pile! I’m pretty sure we did keep out the invasive weeds simply because we tied the goats up next to those and let them make short work of all the vines, but the rest of this stuff? All went in the pile.
Do Put these Plants in Your Compost
And, on the flipside, here are 4 plants to speed up your compost. These herbs and weeds will heat things up and create a perfect environment for some heavy-duty rot.
Composting Fall Leaves
Leaves are carbon rich, and while they don’t do well composting on their own, they are the perfect pairing for all those nitrogen rich kitchen scraps! Here’s how to use fall leaves in your compost.
Winter Compost Management
Composting is a warm process. Winter is anything but warm. Especially up north. Learn how to manage your compost pile in the winter to ensure you’ll have rich soil for your spring garden!
Compost Tea: A Garden’s Favorite Beverage
Now, if you’re drinking tea you may want to put it down for a second, cause we’re going to talk about something that won’t sound very refreshing. Yes, it looks like the tea in your glass. No, it doesn’t taste like it. Learn how to make compost tea (also known as “black gold”) for your plants!