Philip
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Recommendations for Composting Bin
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Sitting on soil allows worms and other critters to enter and exit the bottom of the bin. Also, I would think the drainage would be poor and you could get an anaerobic smelly mess at the bottom. As ...

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Get rid of weeds from my raised garden bed - without pesticides
7 votes

Mulch is commonly used to control weeds, as it sounds like you've discovered on your own. Since you have a bad infestation you could use cardboard (or layered newspaper) with wood chips on top to ...

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Which Fertilizer should I use for Coriander?
6 votes

Use a fertilizer high in nitrogen. This is true for most herbs and grassy plants like corn because Nitrogen is primarily responsible for vegetative growth. it is also responsible for increased ...

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Can excess NPK fertilizer damage my container-grown plants?
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6 votes

Yes excess NPK can damage plants, although how much N, P, or K is too much depends on the plant. For example, you shouldn't add too much N to the soil for radishes and carrots because that will ...

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How to deal with water pooling on lawn
5 votes

One sure fire way to quickly move the water away from that area is to install a French Drain. Drainage problems near to your foundation (you say it's by your patio, so I'm not sure how close that is ...

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What do people mean when they talk about soil going sour?
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People often talk about compost going sour when you have too much nitrogen and it starts smelling and rotting instead of composting because the bacteria release ammonia. Or, it could be caused by too ...

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How do coffee grounds benefit potted plumeria?
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4 votes

Coffee grounds benefit soil the same way compost and mulch do, they add organic matter. You might as well just compost the grounds and add the compost to the soil. It is a myth that coffee grounds ...

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Can I buy mulch in the fall and keep till next spring
2 votes

Yes it will still be good in the spring. However, it will be 6 months more decomposed, and probably last 6 months less. (If it is frozen most of the winter where you live this will be less of an issue....

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