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Posts in category Composting

Revitalize Your Houseplants with Worm Castings


A few years ago a young woman asked me for help with her large, potted acacia tree. “I’ve had it for several years, and it was doing fine until recently. Now, the leaves are yellowing and dropping, and it’s just not thriving.” “Let me guess, I’ll bet you’ve taken good care of it, and have […]

Indoor Composting with Worms

compost using worms

The Worm Factory Worms in the house? Yes, as long as they help with the housework. Our new Worm Factory worm composter houses 8,000 to 12,000 worms who will work tirelessly, night and day, turning kitchen scraps into rich compost for your garden. And worm compost has 10 times the nutrients of regular compost. Once […]

A Recycled Compost Bin


In honor of Earth Day, I’m turning an old compost bin into a new potato bin. I’ve had a three-bay, homemade compost bin for about 15 years. Here’s how they’re supposed to work: Once the first bin is full of yard and kitchen scraps, you move the material into the middle bin to cook. Then […]

Dogs in the Garden

These are the four paws that "protect" my garden.

A letter to the editor warns dog owners to cover their compost piles so their pets can’t eat what’s inside. I’m in the office today, but I’ll bet my dog is in the vegetable garden right now. And I doubt she’s staying on the paths. Unlike the family dogs that have patrolled my garden in […]

Composting Near and Far


Gardener’s Supply has been promoting organic gardening techniques and composting since 1984. During these past 25 years, our customers have produced millions of tons of carbon-rich compost to make their gardens more productive. Here in Burlington, Vt., the community composting program that we started about 15 years ago, is now converting hundreds of thousands of […]

Compost Confession

Dinner prep in progress, with the Biobag close at hand, right by the cutting board.

I have a confession to make: Although I work for Gardener’s Supply, I don’t have a backyard composter. Startling, but true. All yard waste—and there’s a lot of it—is thrown directly into the bed of my truck. From there, I bring it to the Intervale Center, which is just down the road. It’s a huge, […]

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