This video talks about the benefits of using your own compost and how easy it is to do it right in your own backyard! We talk about our compost bin, growing comfrey, rabbit manure, worm castings, and horse manure.
Composting leaves is an easy way to add nutrient rich material into your compost bin! Watch as Dale and the kids add in leaves to our compost bins and turn the compost.
These compost tumblers haven’t been very useful for making compost, but they’re great for making soil mix! Watch this short video to learn how we made your own potting mix for our oregano plant!
Check out Prairie Wind Nursery for a huge selection of culinary herbs. The owner is a plant geek like me and has been cultivating cooking herbs for 30+ years!
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Question Hello! I found your website today while researching a local Compost Facility. You guys are doing great work feeding your family good food! I noticed that you mentioned that you have gotten mulch from your local compost facility….have you ever used their compost before? We’re drastically increasing our garden size this year so we were considering getting some compost from ours. We are organic gardeners so we have some concerns about using their compost […]
This video shows our DIY pallet compost bin. I talk about how we built it, show some ways I’ve adjusted the design, and talk about how we make our compost.
Most of our tomatoes and many of our beans were severely damaged from herbicide poisoning last year. I used horse manure from horses that had eaten from fields sprayed with aminopyralid, a broad leaf herbicide that passes right through the horse and can stay in their manure for up to 3 years. I learned my lesson last year and this year I tested my compost first. See how I tested it and the results of […]
Q: What type of soil do I use for my raised beds/containers in my garden?
July is one of your favorite months to grow food if you like salsa! Not only are the tomatoes and peppers starting to flourish, but we’ll also have more squash, beans, cucumbers, basil, and okra than we know what to do with! This is one of the many ways our app can come in handy!
Don’t waste your money buying mulch from the hardware store. You can get them for free from your local municipal compost facility! We use wood chips for mulching, smothering Bermuda grass, making compost, bedding for rabbits, and many other uses! We get them for free from the Norman Compost Facility (see map below). Check for a local compost facility near you and start saving money! 398 Bratcher Miner RoadView Larger Map
One of the most common questions I’m asked is “how much money did it take to fill your beds? It must have cost a fortune!”. And they’re right, buying raised bed or potting soil mix from the store is insane. The Square Foot Gardening book introduced me to how to make my own and I’ve been doing that ever since. Check out this video to see how I make our soil mix using peat moss, […]