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Make and Use Your Own Organic Fertilizer

A home made compost bin, 2/3 filled

Before you consider making your own organic fertilizers, you need to know why they are beneficial for your garden.  So what are organic fertilizers and what do they do?  Basically an organic fertilizer makes soil more fertile – richer in nutrients, more able to hold water and hence to effectively sustain the growth of plants.…

How to Make Your Own Compost: From Waste to Wealth

a double handfull of finished compost

Every year, large amounts of organic wastes head to the landfills, taking up extraordinary amounts of space and creating methane off-gas. It is estimated that about 60% of a household’s waste is organic. In Australia in 2006-2007, 13.6 million tonnes of organic wastes went to landfill (PDF, 880KB). Learning how to make compost decreases the…