Does Your Compost Look Like Road Apples and Elephant Droppings?

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Anyone who’s used a tumbling composter will eventually run into “road apples” or “elephant droppings”. No, I’m not talking about stuff that you put into your composter, I’m talking about when you open your rotating composter and instead of finding nice, rich, black compost, you find “road apples”. Road apples?! For those of you “city…

How to Use Compost Tea

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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

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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…