With four ash trees, two birch trees and five mature maple trees on our 1/2 acre property, well let’s just say we have a lot of leaves to deal with right now. Since self sufficiency and frugal budget management are very important to us, we make use of everything we have around the homestead. If […]
Our first worm bin was a gift, and we fussed over our new collection of worms like new parents. Unfortunately, our inexperience led to some problems. Here’s a look at the new bin, the mistakes we made, and the problems that ensued.
Sometimes things go wrong in a worm bin and fruit flies develop. Learn how to get rid of them quickly, and how to avoid getting them again in the future.
Learn how to make your own indoor vermicomposting bin! What is Vermicomposting? Essentially it is the act of using worms and microorganisms to turn kitchen scraps into a very nutrient dense soil. A type of composting, vermicomposting is capable of being done in a small area and, as we’ve just discovered, all indoors! I had […]
Its still a little too cold here in Alaska to plant my tomatoes and peppers in the greenhouse. However, while I wait for spring to warm up a bit more, I now have time to give the soil in my greenhouse a nice boost. I’m going to use homemade instant organic fertilizer for an amazing […]
Compost is literally the best thing you can plant your vegetables and flowers in. What is even better is that you can make your own. There are tricks to making a healthy compost. Some things break down while others don’t. You also need to know of what you can and cannot compost before you jump […]