Are Raised Bed Gardens Suitable for Berries?

The most difficult part of gardening, according to some experts, has to do with your soil. “Natural” soil, the kind found around your house, isn’t very natural at all. Before homes are built, contractors usually come in and scrape off all the tops soil — it’s just going to get wrecked when all the heavy machinery comes…

How to Use Compost Tea

What is “compost tea”? There are a few different definitions of compost “tea”. Essentially, “compost tea” is liquid compost. Some people make compost tea by filling a bag (burlap, etc.) with compost, and soaking it it water (just like you’d steep a tea bag in hot water). “Tea” made in this fashion usually isn’t diluted.…

First-Look at the New Lifetime Dual Compost Tumbler

Any backyard gardener knows the value of fresh, nutrient-rich compost. Using scraps from your own table and trimmings from your yard and garden, then turning them into rich, black compost can return organic material to your soil, retain moisture, and fertilize your yard and garden. Making compost isn’t that hard, but turning it can sometimes…