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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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Growing Sweet Potato Slips

Sweet Potato Slip

I’ve decided to create a new category for the blog – ‘Fun Projects’ – where I’ll be adding all the posts written about various fun growing/composting projects that people might want to try at home. A fair number of these … >> READ MORE <<

Written by Compost Guy on July 20th, 2009 with 10 comments.
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The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible

A little while ago I wrote about my decision to learn a lot more about organic gardening/farming practices – after basically ‘winging it’ in the garden for quite a few years. Of course, a big part of the educational process … >> READ MORE <<

Written by Compost Guy on July 18th, 2009 with no 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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Human Hair as Fertilizer?

Walking Fertilizer Machines
Human Fertilizer Factories – Ready For Harvesting!

I came across an interesting article on the Discovery Channel website, relating – as the title of this post implies – to the use of human hair as a natural fertilizer. I was … >> READ MORE <<

Written by Compost Guy on January 23rd, 2009 with 3 comments.
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