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Is Compost Effective in Holding Soils Burned by Wildfires?

The answer is YES. Although compost cannot prevent soils from being burnt in wildfires, it can eliminate soil lost during the fire and help restore vegetation post the fire by keeping it in place. Compost cannot stop wildfires. However, a study done on the Colorado slopes post fires found that compost (better than bark) could cut the soil water flow in half, thus eliminating soil loss after a fire for as much as 90%.

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A few weeks back I posted an image on social media with a short title that grabbed a good amount of attention from our readers. The topic (I believe) needs to be fully discussed, as our contribution to the environment by composting food & garden waste at home, can really go a long way!Gardening enthusiasts already know the benefits that compost bring to their plants; but there is an environmental impact that is requiring more of us to do our part and reduce the effects of global warming. This part of the equation cannot be ignored.As noted on a previous...

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Adding compost to your garden during mid-summer is recommended for colder and warmer climates. Just when we think that our garden growth is underway, we are in mid-summer and just as us, our plants are using every ounce of energy to keep a steady pace under the sun. Mid-summer is not the end… but the peak of the growing season for plants, and it is when they require recharging methods to supplement their food intake and fight the exhaustion caused from growing. That said, adding compost to your soil is the best and easiest way to supplement plant’s food-intake and...

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HOTBIN Mini 26 Gal (100 LT), may be small and compact in size. However, its high-performance and reduced composting cycle, can make it the favorite for a household of four and less than a quarter garden acreage. Winner of the RHS CHELSEA Garden Product of the Year in 2019, the  HOTBIN Mini is a slimline hot composter designed for smaller gardens and for keen composters who have less waste.  What made the HOTBIN mini win the RHS Chelsea Garden Product of the year 2019 relied in showing real innovation in making composting cleaner, simpler, and more accessible for modern households. This month, we...

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Coffee Grounds, Compost, Food waste composting, Gardening, Hot Composting, HOTBIN Composting -

The answer is yes. Coffee grounds can be an excellent addition to your composting pile. Besides waking you up every morning, used coffee grounds can wake up your composting pile. How? Coffee grounds are rich in nitrogen, which provides the energy that bacteria needs to turn organic matter into compost. Coffee grounds small particle size greatly increases surface area. As more surface area is exposed, the decomposition process generates more heat, thus speeding up the composting cycle. Additionally, coffee grounds can be a safe substitute for nitrogen-rich manure in the compost pile per Cindy Wise, coordinator of the compost specialist...

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