How To Compost Learning how to compost is an essential skill for an organic, sustainable garden. In this video post, I discuss how to compost by using materials from our garden at Suburban Stone Age. I’ll take you step by step through the process, beginning with preparation of the materials, to mixing a batch, and on […]
Why Make You Own Compost Bin with Straw Bales? The benefits of adding compost to your garden are well known. There are many devices you can buy to help you process a moderate amount of compost. But if you are looking for an inexpensive way to make your own compost bin that is ideal for […]
Mowing… Everybody Does it, Right? For the most part, here in the Southern California, we mow and have lawns even if we don’t know why. When we moved to Suburban Stone Age in 1999, we put in a lawn because, by golly, that’s just what people do. Nevermind that we only get 13-20 inches of […]
What’s the Big Idea? Last fall, I put the call out to all composters for ideas on how to build a better compost pile. My weakness was, and still is, all the heavy lifting involved with turning the pile. It was a real stumbling block until I got the bright idea to let the chickens […]
Show Us How Its Done, Please! In my everlasting quest for the ultimate in compost, I asked Farmer John, a 10th degree black belt in gardening, to share with us how he does it. Behold the glory! I have never seen the like in all my life. Discuss.
I have finally put enough time on the books with my worm farm adaptation to share it with everyone. I busted out my little buddies for a breath of fresh air, and to do a photo shoot. I also wanted to inspect the mysterious lower bucket, to see what exactly was happening in the basement. […]
My composting system (except for the worms) has ground to an utter halt. I need to do a complete overhaul of my infrastructure. It has been in decline for some time because I was coming to terms with the fact that my existing bin was too small. There have been discussions and suggestions. Gracious readers […]
First and foremost, I’d like to thank, really and truly thank, everyone who contributed to this discussion. I was floored by all the wisdom and and excellent suggestions. I have read my fair share of gardening books, but nothing compares to first hand experience from folks who have done it themselves. This type of information […]