closeup of whole and cut green avocados with pit on table in sunlight

Can You Compost Avocado (Pits, Skin, Seed) For Eco-Friendly Gardening

Eco-friendly gardening has gained widespread popularity among gardeners, inspiring them to incorporate sustainable practices into their daily gardening routines. But can you compost avocado? Fortunately, ...
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upside down yellow banana peel on white countertop

Compost Banana Peels (ways to make banana skin compost)

A healthy diet includes consuming plenty of fruits and vegetables, which may result in leftovers and food waste. Fortunately, composting provides a sustainable solution, and ...
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Can You Compost Chicken Bones (from plate to compost pile) 

Every gardener has their comfort food, and for me, chicken is one that never disappoints. After enjoying a savory meal, you might ponder what to ...
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wooden basket filled with composting food scraps in outside garden

How Do I Start A Compost Pile At Home (a step-by-step guide to composting)

Have you ever been like me and wondered what to do with the heap of kitchen scraps piling up in your trash? After all, it ...
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person husking ear of corn above several others resting on wooden table

Can You Compost Corn Cobs And Husks For Sustainable Composting

After enjoying some fresh, sweet corn from the backyard garden, there are always the cobs and husks that remain. Instead of discarding them, one might ...
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pistachios in small cup next to wooden spoon on dark wood table

Can You Compost Pistachio Shells (a biodegradable choice)

A lot of backyard gardeners are interested in self-sustainability. Like other gardeners, you can reduce waste and have started a compost pile. So, you might ...
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food scraps decomposing into compost and person sprinkling fertilizer around plant

Compost vs. Fertilizer (what they are and when to use them)

Ah, yes, compost vs. fertilizer. It’s a common cause of confusion among new gardeners. To make the most of your gardening endeavors, you must understand ...
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green garden gloves covered in soil on wooden plank

How To Prepare Garden Soil For Next Year

If you have a green space that’s used proudly and frequently throughout the year, it’s essential that when winter arrives, you know how to prepare ...
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red metal shovel full of dark manure outside in sunlight

Safe To Use Manure (is it best to use compost or fresh manure in the home garden)

As a passionate backyard gardener, you know nurturing your plants takes time, effort, and knowledge. But let’s face it, there are moments when even experienced ...
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close up view of green plant in garden growing in straw mulch in sunlight

Mulching Garden With Straw (using straw mulch for vegetables)

As an avid grower, I know the importance of a thriving garden. Mulching garden with straw will be a game-changer in your space, with quality ...
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