How to Make Anaerobic Compost Tea for Explosive Growth

When I first married my wife I was very disappointed by her great love for tea. And we’re even not talking about Green Tea or oolong. We’re not even talking about compost tea yet. We’re talking about herbal teas. Weedy-plant-water meant for humans. It didn’t sit well with me. If I drank something I wanted … Read more How to Make Anaerobic Compost Tea for Explosive Growth

Should you pee on your compost pile? The 3 Benefits of Urine

I was doing some scientific research for an article I was writing about maggots in your compost (I finished it, it’s here) when someone on the Composting Subreddit commented “…I just add in whole eggs, cover them with some leaves, and pee on the whole thing.” Dude on Reddit You pee on your compost. That … Read more Should you pee on your compost pile? The 3 Benefits of Urine

Dealing with maggots in your compost: Are they good or bad?

Maggots are disgusting. They exist in the filthiest places, feast on dead and rotting flesh (mostly corpses), and carry disease and death everywhere they go. At least that’s the view that every city-dwelling American seems to have. In many cultures maggots are far from something to be disgusted by. In fact, many places have survived … Read more Dealing with maggots in your compost: Are they good or bad?

Topsoil vs. Compost: Can I use either one?

I’ve seen so many people arguing about which is better for their garden: topsoil or compost. The level of misunderstanding in this “fake argument” has gotten old. It makes me want to take my compost bin, upend it over the heads of the people arguing, and yell, “does that small like topsoil to you!?” Except … Read more Topsoil vs. Compost: Can I use either one?

Composting Grass: 4 Easy Ways to Handle Your Clippings

Did you know that grass clippings make up nearly 20% of the solid waste that collected in communities? And that’s a year round average, not just the summer months. In fact, during summer months the grass clippings of some communities can make up a staggering 50% of collected waste! Now, grass is obviously far more … Read more Composting Grass: 4 Easy Ways to Handle Your Clippings

The 3 Best Places to Put Your Compost Pile, Bin, or Tumbler

When I first decided to start composting I had a lot of problems to solve…or at least I thought I did. One of the major ones that had kept me from starting before was a location for my pile. Deciding where to start your compost pile is no small task. In fact, for many people, … Read more The 3 Best Places to Put Your Compost Pile, Bin, or Tumbler