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Hot Composting Made Simple

Hot Composting Made Simple

When spent plants, weeds and kitchen wastes end up together in a compost pile, they will eventually decompose into compost. Cold compost is left alone to do its thing, which requires no labor but does not give first-rate results. Hot compost is a managed process that produces crumbly black gold better than anything you can buy in bags, and making it can be great fun! Late summer is an ideal time to develop your hot composting skills, because you probably have plenty of material on hand, and warm temperatures will help the process along by limiting temperature loss from overnight cooling...

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3 Ways to Use Up Your Glut

Gluts are an inevitable part of growing your own fruits and vegetables. No matter how meticulous you are with planning crop timings, there's always going to be a hardcore of homegrown hooligans that arrive en masse, intimidating gardeners with more fresh produce than can be coped with! Common culprits include the likes of pole beans, zucchini and a myriad of fruits that can't be picked fast enough. It's a nuisance - albeit a welcome one...