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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Check out how to create your own worm composting bin. This is a great way to reduce food waste, add great nutrients to your garden/yard soil, and save on fertilizer! Daily Frugal Tip: Create A Worm Composting Bin is a post from Couponing 101.

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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What to Know About Growing a Balcony Container Garden

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One of the things I enjoyed about living in a home was the gardening. I’m starting to grow an indoor herb garden, but I also want to be able to grow certain vegetables, even though I’m in an apartment. This is where the balcony container garden comes in handy.

Guerrilla Gardening And Seed Bombing

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Coined in 1973 by Liz Christy and her Green Guerrilla group in New York City, guerrilla gardening uses “seed grenades” as a way of introducing vegetation to empty lots in NYC in order to make the city look better. Want to get involved in doing some guerrilla gardening of your own?

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How to Find Free or Low Cost Gardening Seminars

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Whether you are a novice gardener or a master gardener, there are many free or low cost gardening seminars, workshops, and events happening at this time of year. You'll walk away with great information about this year's gardening trends, gardening techniques, and maybe even a plant or two. 3 Tips to Find Free or Low Cost Gardening Seminars and Events. Garden Nurseries and Greenhouses. Are you planning on taking a gardening seminar this spring?

FREE Kindle Book: Composting Inside & Out

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How to Save Cash and Your Health With a Garden

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There really is nothing like the experience of eating something that you have just picked fresh from your own garden. Gradually, the home veggie garden became obsolete. Gardening takes time, energy, patience and commitment as well as some basic skills and knowledge.

Don’t Dig a Money Pit in Your Garden

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Instead, you broke your budget buying every gadget from the big box gardening store – not to mention the pricier mature plants and the chemicals to make them grow faster and produce more. Surely, you will be that expert gardener who figures a way to make it work, right?

Ways To Reuse Old Items For Your Container Garden

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One of the more interesting ways to garden is to grow items in containers. You might be surprised at the types of plants you can grow in a container garden. Container gardening can be a great way to grow your own food, improving your self-reliance and living more sustainably.

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Lawn and Garden Tasks To Do Before the Thaw

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The sun on my face and the sight of grass peeking through the snow makes me think of lawn and garden tasks I need to do. Here are gardening related tasks I do in February to get ready for the coming spring.

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It’s Time to Plan Your Frugal Spring Garden

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At our house the gardening catalogs started arriving last week. Plan your garden. Now is the time to plan your garden. Use them to help you learn about what species and varieties will do well in your yard or in your garden. Container Garden Tips and Tricks.

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Gardening Tip | Starting with Seeds

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You may have a dedicated space where you grow food, but if you don’t, keep reading because the information here also applies to edible landscaping and container gardening. Check into the possibility of a local non-profit organization who provide gardening programs.

Handy Roll-Along Garden Cart Just $14.99

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How to Build a Raised Bed Vegetable Garden

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In previous years when we started our garden, we just partitioned part of our yard as vegetable garden areas. This year, we wanted to build a permanent above ground garden that we could maintain each year. of usable above ground garden. A sunny spot for the garden.

How to Start a Garden Frugally

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As the weather starts to warm up, it has many thinking of starting a garden in hopes of a bountiful summer crop. Start using all of your organic kitchen scraps to create your own compost pile which will lead to some amazing soil. Cool Garden Markers. Frugal Gardening

Front Yard Landscaping: Spring Clean Up!

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

Save money growing your own vegetables.

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There are few healthier and better ways to save money than organically growing your own fruit and vegetables in your own garden. So if you’re interested in turning your garden-patch into a bowl of ripe produce, here’s how to start. Preparing your garden. The soil base of a produce yielding garden must be a minimum of 15cm deep in order to support salads, but the greater the soil depth the better the fruit and veg you will produce.

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.

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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. Grow our own garden of veggies. 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.

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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.

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How to Incorporate Sustainable Living in Schools

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Going green for schools can be as simple as starting up a school vegetable garden, recycling waste or installing water tanks. These activities can be taken further by making the vegetable garden a kitchen garden and including the preparation and cooking of healthy meals in the curriculum.

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What to Buy in June and What to Avoid this month Details

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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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7 Ways to Reduce Household Waste

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There are numerous items that can be used in a container garden. You can re-use newspapers and other items as garden mulch. Compost kitchen waste to feed your garden. Our consumer-driven society is one that results in a great deal of waste.

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