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Each time you crack an egg open, instead of tossing the shell into the trash, drop it into an open container that you keep in the fridge. When the container is full, crush the shells into small bits and sprinkle them around the base of your plants. The sharp eggshells will deter slugs, snails, and other bugs from nibbling on your garden and add a touch of calcium to the soil.

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Composting 101 - How to Make Compost

Welcome to COMPOSTING 101, a primer on the making and using of compost. Here, you’ll find all you need to know to start making nature’s perfect soil amendment.

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How To Improve Your Garden Soil Without A Compost Heap

How To Improve your Garden soil without a compost heap - An easy way to recycle kitchen waste directly in your soil.

Excellent Permaculture site. I love it for the infographic-like photos. Awesome.

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How To Build The Ultimate Compost Bin

Ive always wanted to make compost, at my last house i tried doing it wiht a trash can, it came out horribly, no a 30 gallon trashcan of soggy grass clippings is sitting in the garbage can room over at the old house. this seems pretty cool How To Build The Ultimate Compost Bin DIY |Easy Homesteading

Lay down a thick layer of CARDBOARD in your raised garden beds to kill the grass. It is perfectly safe to use and will fully decompose, but not before killing any grass below it. They鈥檒l also provide compost and food for worms.

Keyhole garden. Designed for arid environments with poor soil, it's a raised bed system with a built in compost basket. Self fertilizing, and super efficient at holding in moisture. Can be built in a day. Uses 1 gallon of water a day.


An Easy Way to Edge a Lawn has some lawn care tips for homeowners.

Compost bins don't have to be unsightly or difficult to build. Try these DIY compost in plans for a structure that looks great while it produces compost for your garden.

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Mother Nature's Best Fertilizers and Bug Repellents

Guide to natural garden fertilizers. . . most of this stuff we would just throw in the trash. . .good information in here!

Great way to wash veggies fresh from the garden - make sure to collect water under and recycle it back into the garden