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Why Raised Beds?

By Cassandra Truax

Three Ways Raised Bed Gardening Makes Life Easier

Why garden with a raised bed?

Let me answer that question with another question. Why not? I started my first raised bed garden out of desperation. I live on … >> READ MORE <<

Written by Compost Guy on February 3rd, 2010 with 1 comment.
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Monet’s Pallete

Sunflowers
Not too long ago I wrote about my sunflower ‘privacy fence’, and how I was somewhat disappointed with the end result.

Well, I guess I wrote too soon – the best was still to come! As mentioned, the seed … >> READ MORE <<

Written by Compost Guy on August 10th, 2009 with 6 comments.
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Cucumber Pest Sex

Squash Bugs

When I came across the giant bugs pictured above, I was really excited. Not only did I think I’d found beneficial assassin bugs in my garden – but they were MATING! Well, my excitement waned considerably after doing some Google … >> READ MORE <<

Written by Compost Guy on August 6th, 2009 with 1 comment.
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Growing Your Own Privacy Fence

Sunflower Fence

Sunflower

One of the things that has always bothered me about my property – ever since moving here four years ago – has been the lack of privacy. I live on a corner lot, and while there technically is a fence … >> READ MORE <<

Written by Compost Guy on August 1st, 2009 with no comments.
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Self-Fertilizing Garden – 2009

Sandbox Self-Fertilizing Garden - 2009
Humble beginnings for this year’s sandbox garden


Last year I wrote about a new raised bed garden I created from a sandbox that wasn’t getting much use in our yard. Of course, I wasn’t about to settle for making a … >> READ MORE <<

Written by Compost Guy on July 22nd, 2009 with 2 comments.
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I’ve Got Slugs in My Beer!

Slugs Like Beer

I recently wrote about my serious aphid problem. Well, unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it) that is not the only pest problem I have this year. Slugs have been a recurring pain in the neck … >> READ MORE <<

Written by Compost Guy on June 25th, 2009 with 5 comments.
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Aphid Infestation

Aphids on Honeysuckle

As optimistic and excited as I am about my increased focus on eco-friendly urban farming this year, I’ve come to accept the fact that it’s probably going to take a season or two before thing are rolling along nicely. Seeing … >> READ MORE <<

Written by Compost Guy on June 22nd, 2009 with no comments.
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The Education Begins

Organic Gardening Books

Wow – it has certainly been a while since I wrote a new post here! I just wanted to let everyone know I’m still alive and well, and that I’ve simply been spending all my time over at Red Worm >> READ MORE <<

Written by Compost Guy on June 18th, 2009 with no comments.
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Self-Fertilizing Garden Update

Lots of Plant Growth Thanks to the Composting Trench

As mentioned in my last post, I took a bit of a hiatus from Compost Guy this fall – partially to give more attention to Red Worm Composting, and partially due to a new time-challenged schedule (I decided to take … >> READ MORE <<

Written by Compost Guy on December 19th, 2008 with no comments.
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Jumbo Garbage Garden

Garbage Garden
My dad surveys the patch of land he groomed for our garbage garden.


Just when I thought I might have to scale back my restaurant food waste vermicomposting project – due to the accumulation of excess waste, with no place … >> READ MORE <<

Written by Compost Guy on July 30th, 2008 with 7 comments.
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