Composting can seem like a minefield. Do you compost perennial weeds, what type of bin do you use, how often should you turn, and what composting method to try? These are just some of the common questions we’re asked. Many myths surround the process. It’s easy to think bagged and homemade compost are the same thing. But bagged compost has been commercially treated, and can contain peat, whereas your own home compost will be made up of a variety of traceable items. It will feel and look quite different from what you buy at the shops – but will be just as good, if not better.
Contrary to popular belief, you can also add poisonous plants to your heap. Any chemicals that made up the toxins in the plants are broken down during the composting process eliminating the toxic factor. So, it’s safe to add your rhubarb for example.
I think the most important thing to do is pick the method and bin that’s right for you and your garden, get a good balance of greens (high-nitrogen materials such as soft leafy materials and scraps) and browns (carbon-rich materials such as dry woody waste or shredded cardboard) – and just have a go.
There are two main types of composting methods. The first and least labour intensive is the cold method, where the materials are broken down not by the heat process but by fermentation. This method requires little maintenance as the heap is left to its own devices to decompose in its own time.
The second is a hot system (which is the one we adopt here at Garden Organic) where the microorganisms need oxygen to breakdown the organic waste, which creates heat and speeds up the decomposition process. These types of heaps require regular turning, and we turn ours at least once a month – but you should aim for more –
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Most kitchens are outfitted with a stovetop fan (or a range hood or microwave fan) to reduce smoke and improve air quality in the kitchen. With wildfire smoke and other air-quality issues, some homeowners have asked whether these fans improve the air quality in the rest of the home.
Offices can get stressful over a period of time. To take off the stress and add positivity, there are Plants You Can Keep on Your Desk for Good Luck. They also look good and bring in a calm demeanor to space.
Each year, the holiday season might be a bit different, but there’s one constant: gifting can be difficult. That’s why we love the holiday gift guide from Google, which uses data from Google searches to know precisely how popular an item is.
Moving Day is stressful on everyone, including your houseplants! And if you’re like us, you’re probably emotionally attached to many of them. Maybe you received them for a special occasion, or your Gram gave it to you years ago. Or perhaps you nurtured a plant from a single cutting, and now it’s a huge, lush specimen. But in order to survive a move successfully, your plants are going to need a little TLC. “Obviously, in nature, plants aren’t moving around, so any change is stressful,” says Justin Hancock, horticulturalist with Costa Farms. “But you can take a few steps to help prepare them for the trip.”
During the holidays, it's important to ensure your home is in its best condition since you'll be having family and guests over the majority of the season (especially if you're hosting). Although it may be too late for a full home renovation project, you can still make small updates to spruce up your space, so it looks new and put-together for all season long.
It's clear that there are many interior design trends that stand the test of time and show up year after year, but there are many that don't. With the year coming to an end, we asked a handful of interior pros which trends they want to say goodbye to in 2024—and their answers might surprise you. Our biggest takeaways? Excessive neutrals and minimalism are out.
The weather is cooling quickly, but there’s still time to prepare your home for the first frost. From HVAC mishaps to frozen pipes, a lot can go wrong in the winter months, costing you and your family money, time, and stress.
Archaeological evidence points to the use of wound-healing plants and herbs dating back to 8,000 years ago in China, although the practice of healing with plants likely occurred much earlier. Many modern medicines are derived from these millenia old plants for healing. Today, many people use healing plants and herbs solely or combined with pharmaceutical drugs to heal both the body and mind. The following contains information on a variety of healing plants for home use and how to grow them.
Do you feel constrained by the limited outdoor space, which prevents you from having your little yard? Well, these Tabletop Garden Ideas are the perfect solution for you. They offer a miniature oasis of greenery that you can place on your coffee table, desk, or dining area!
Vacuum cleaners may seem like magic, but they're not designed to do it all. Most standard vacuums excel at cleaning up everyday dirt including dust, cobwebs, and crumbs, but they struggle against bigger messes that could clog their critical inner workings.
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