Stella Otto: The Backyard Fruit Gardener

Today's Tip: Mow vegetation short around the base of fruit trees and bushes to reduce winter habitat for rodents.

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Factors that Affect the Composting Process

Finished compost waiting to be used

Given even remotely accept­able mate­ri­als and con­di­tions, com­post will occur over time. The break­down of organic mat­ter is a nor­mal part of nature’s cycle. To cre­ate com­post in a timely man­ner and of qual­ity that is use­ful in our gar­dens, it helps to under­stand how some fac­tors influ­ence the com­post­ing process. Car­bon and Nitro­gen sup­ply­ing material […]