Composting for Beginners

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Growing up, I remember my mom always sending me out to the composting bin with a bucket full of (what I thought was) gross bits and pieces of food waste. I remember opening the lid of our composting bin and what felt like a billion wasps, bees, and fruit flies coming out of the bin.

My Backyard Compost

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My composting adventures all started about 9 years ago when our local Penn State Cooperative Extension office offered a free composting bin (the round one in the picture) when you attended their free composting seminar. I have a system going, but I am a laid back composter.

Daily Frugal Tip: Create A Worm Composting Bin

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Getting People to Help Compost

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This past summer I decided to start composting. Benefits of Composting. Before digging into how I convinced them to start composting, I want to give a quick blurb on why composting is important. So how did I get people whom I was essentially a guest to compost?

How to Make your Own Compost

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Composting is something my hubby and I do and love. Compost is possibly the most efficient and useful way of disposing of household waste; nearly 40% of this waste is compostable. Compost is then be used on the garden as an organic and valuable fertilizer and soil improver.

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Frugal Gardening: Planet Natural Shares Compost Bin Buying Guide

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Tips for understanding and buying the right compost bin for your yard. Bargains Deals Frugal Living Green Living

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Five Frugal Things | Well, hello!

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I used some of my compost. I kind of hate buying potting soil, so I just added some of my compost to the soil in the pots to give the plants a bit of a boost. Hey everyone! It was good to unplug for a few days, but I’m glad to be back.

What do you do when things are tough?

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Maybe I’ll waste more food than usual, maybe I won’t cook as much from scratch, maybe my house will get a little messy, maybe we’ll end up getting takeout, maybe I won’t compost everything.

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Use over ripe fruit & decaying fruits to feed butterflies

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If you''re not composting, your rotting fruit and overripe fruit has a purpose. cat:Bargains Deals

Square Foot Gardening: Starting Over With New Soil

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Even though I amended the soil in my boxed garden with compost over the years, the majority of the soil was thick, heavy clay that made pulling root vegetables, like carrots, very difficult. I admit that I didn't use blended compost. I will add my own compost to the box in the future.

Easy Ways to Be Green Around Your Home

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I started a backyard compost many years ago before we had kids. Now the compost is also a science lesson for my kids. Happy Earth Day 2014!

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Green Living: There's Always Room for Improvement

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We compost much of our food and garden scraps. As a family, we try to be good stewards of our environment: We crossed 10 paper products off our grocery list and replaced them with reusable alternatives. We opt out of lawn chemicals. We conserve water (and save money) during the summer.

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Our Green & Money Savvy Path

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Compost kitchen scraps. Compost our leaves and grass. Use compostable garbage bags. My hubby and I are a dual income family living in a suburban home, but we are not your typical family. We are on a mission to live a more sustainable, frugal, and financially savvy life.

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What to Know About Growing a Balcony Container Garden

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Compost and mulch: Just as you can enrich the soil in a more traditional garden, it’s possible to do the same with your container garden. You can do composting on a smaller scale, and even use mulch, to prepare your soil.

How to Find Free or Low Cost Gardening Seminars

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Although if I remember correctly, the potato went into the compost; it got moldy before it sprouted. I have taken seminars on gardening, landscaping, and composting and all of them were either free or extremely inexpensive. In fact, I received a free compost bin (the round one below) at a free composting seminar. Years ago, my county had a special offer of composting bins (the square one in the above picture) for $12.

How to Grow Your Own Organic Vegetables

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Compost. First, you will want to create a compost pile that will produce organic fertilizer for your soil. There are also compost bins that you can purchase from home and garden stores that will hold your compost. You should moisten and stir your compost often.

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

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Discard the seeds ( in your compost ) or roast them like you would pumpkin seeds. It's uncanny how much cooked spaghetti squash looks like pasta. What's even more uncanny is that my kids didn't question that it wasn't pasta.

Don’t Dig a Money Pit in Your Garden

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Compost Yard And Garden Waste. Instead, use composted yard and garden waste. You can purchase commercial composting bins or build a pen with fence posts and chicken wire. You had the best intentions.

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Celebrating Our Earth One Change At A Time

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From composting and saving rain water to using cloth napkins and reusable grocery bags, I have made many changes in my life over the last 20 years. Happy Earth Day 2011! I remember my first Earth Day celebration. It was back in 1989 and I was a college sophomore.

Clean Your Bath & Kitchen Drains Naturally

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Instead of throwing a used lemon or lime in the trash or compost, cut it into smaller pieces and drop it down the garbage disposal. Years ago, I learned the hard way how important it is to keep your bathroom drain clean and clear.

Save money growing your own vegetables.

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Organic compost soil is most environmentally friendly, and by starting a composting site within your own garden you can also help enrich your own soil throughout the seasons. There are few healthier and better ways to save money than organically growing your own fruit and vegetables in your own garden.

How to Save Cash and Your Health With a Garden

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The Contribution to the Planet One cost-saving strategy you can use in your veggie garden is to make your own compost. Compost is a natural fertilizer and soil conditioner that will help your plants grow big and strong, while keeping the nutrients in the soil.

Front Yard Landscaping: Spring Clean Up!

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In place of wood chips, we buy leaf compost from our township. We spent the past weekend yanking weeds, trimming the edges, spreading mulch, and sprucing up our front yard landscaping.

How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

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Instead of throwing the seeds into the compost, I roast them up for a fun snack. Every year, daddy and the girls carve a pumpkin or two. It's super easy and the flavor variations are endless. How to Roast Pumpkin (and other fall squash) Seeds. Remove seeds from pumpkin or squash.

How to Cut a Coconut

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I tossed the whole coconut in the compost. If you have compost, be sure to throw the husk into it. When coconuts were advertised for $1 recently, I decided it was time to learn how to cut a coconut. It seemed so intimidating to me. How was I going 'to cut' through the coconut?

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Go Green This Halloween

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Compost it by cutting it up and putting it on the pile. Fall is once again upon us and with it the fun and festivities surrounding Halloween. According to the National Retail Federation : “More than 171 million Americans plan to celebrate Halloween this year, spending an average $82.93, up from last year’s $74.34. Total spending is expected to reach $8.4 billion, an all-time high in the history of NRF’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights.”

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Gardening: Plants, flowers, seeds, watering cans, plant food, soil, weed killers, mulch, compost buckets, water hoses. What to buy in June ? June is the month for sales on seasonal veggies and fruits.

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Link Love Carnival #4

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Heartland Frugalista interviewed Annie LeFort about composting 101. We also compost and we love it. Hello and welcome to the 4th edition of the Link Love Carnival. The Link Love Carnival is an avenue I created where bloggers can work together to “ build a better world “.

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10 Ways To Make Your Home A Zero-Waste Facility

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Shredded paper can be put in compost piles. Don’t Waste Food Cook only the amount you will eat, refrigerate any leftovers, and compost anything else. Most of us by now have heard the phrase “ zero-waste ,” especially when referring to manufacturing facilities or even restaurants.

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I was very excited to receive an email that My Backyard Composting article was being featured at on their Green Page. Have you been to ? BlogHer a community of women who blog and collectively they reach over 25 million unique visitors every month. Since 2005, BlogHer's mission has been "to create opportunities for women who blog to gain exposure, education, community and economic empowerment."

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