Entries Tagged as 'Compost'

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Pouring blended waste directly on growing vegetables

  TheGardenLady received this question from Oliver at Lloyd’s Landscaping: Is it safe to pour blended food waste (vegetable leftovers, bones) directly on growing vegetables? Gardening friends have bought used blenders at garage sales just to blend their kitchen waste to use in their compost bins. It speeds up some of the process of composting. […]

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

International Compost Awareness Week

The finished compost bin by London Permaculture I just learned that the first full week in May is International Compost Awareness Week or ICAW.  Since I know that all the readers of TheGardenLady blog are composting all their leaves and garbage (except for bones, meat, grease or carnivore feces, like dog and cat poop) I […]

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Mulch and Compost – Use Horse Manure

The Magic Of Horses by Big Grey Mare Another thing to do to your garden to prevent water loss in the time of drought, is to be sure that all your plants have mulch around their roots. Mulch keeps weeds down and helps retain water. There are many different types of mulch that you can […]

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Another View on Using Compost for Potting Soil

On Monday’s post, TheGardenLady answered a question about using compost for potting soil, in which she suggested that this was fine to do.  Recently, she received a response to her answer from Carolyn of the famous Carolyn Shade Gardens in Bryn Mawr, a garden which TheGardenLady has written about in the past (see here).  Here’s […]

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Using Compost as Potting Soil

Compost by Fleurette Jardin TheGardenLady received this question from Peggy. I want to use compost as potting soil. I live on a 3rd floor so am limited to plants on a balcony, such as jasmine, monarda, some lobelia and other annuals to color the desk area and maybe a tomato plant or two. Any thoughts […]

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Carolyn Walker’s Shade Garden is selling compost

Carolyn Walker’s Shade Garden is selling compost.  If you do not make your own compost and want some, you should contact the owner’s son immediately. But you have to pick up the bags. Final Call for Compost: Carolyn Walker’s sons, Matt and Alex, have a limited supply of beautifully sifted, fully decomposed compost available. Carolyn […]

Monday, May 11th, 2009

Leaves as Fertilizer

TheGardenLady received this question from Marvin. I like your article on using leaves as fertilizer. What specific nutrients are added and how much? I use them in my garden and have sugar maple leaves. By recycling leaves you are doing what nature does. But leaves by themselves take a long time to break down. Especially […]