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I had a similar problem with squash this year. In my case the problem was a dry early summer when insects, mostly striped cucumber beetles, attacked the young leaves. As a result the plants were never able to achieve a decent size and start producing female flowers until it was almost too late for any fruit to mature. This year after re-sowing three times I ...


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Do you live near anyone else? I live in the suburbs and folks in our area regularly debate the issue of using poison to get rid of mice and rats. When a mouse is poisoned it will die somewhere else later. If you find a whole mouse it's possible (likely?) that it was poisoned somewhere and came and died where you were. To reduce the vermin you can: tweak the ...


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I've been putting compost (dirt, leaves, grass clippings, small branches, etc) approximately three feet behind and to the left and right of my lemon tree in the back corner fenced off area. Before I did that, it was small, sickly, leaves drying and falling and poor fruiting. After 3 years the tree became stronger (compost was getting higher and higher). ...


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compost leachate poses no real environmental harm, applying it directly to your lawn or plants is fine. Top off your compost bin with fresh water.


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One trick for proper composting is to put some tubes of pvc pipe with hundreds of drilled holes in between. This allows adequate air flow.


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Composting human excreta has been done for thousands of Years, RF King wrote about it in his journal of Chinese agriculture 'Farmers for Forty Centuries" Depending on size, anywhere from 3 months to 2 years. As long as it reaches temperatures of over 160 degrees Fahrenheit, which is high enough to kill any harmful pathogens that are present in the ...


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You can. Growing mushrooms in urban settings it's doable with the "Bucket" method. Get a five gallon bucket and drill holes in it, then fill the bucket with wet dirt, your compoost and food waste saturated with spores of edible mushroom species.


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