When is the best time to take a soil sample? It’s better to be too late than too early.
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Let’s talk about year-round composting. In Ottawa. We are a family of 5 and have put our green bin at the curb about 5 times since early November when it got too dark and cold for me to take compost to the outdoor bin in the evenings. That’s not because we don’t generate green waste.Continue reading “Indoor composting”
Maintain proper moisture levels
Maintaining proper moisture levels is important to maintaining aerobic conditions.
Feed the Microorganisms
Feeding the microorganisms during the growing season is a great way to ensure plants have sufficient food for high yields.
Use appropriate amendments
There are a few “must do’s” when it comes to soil health in your garden, lawn or field. Below are five relatively simple tasks that will be elaborated on over the next few weeks. Five things to do for healthy soil Avoid bare soil Use appropriate amendments Feed the microorganisms Maintain proper moisture levels AvoidContinue reading “Use appropriate amendments”
Steps to healthy soil – Avoid bare soil
Bare soil is probably one of the most harmful things to soil, leading to degradation above and below ground.
Making Thermophilic Compost
Making thermophilic compost might sound easy, but there are a number of key steps to be mindful of.
Why I will bother spreading grass seed where we walk
There is good reason to “bother” with grass seed on a common footpath, provided the whole system is addressed and not just throwing grass seed down.
How it all began
Way back in 2006, I was a chemistry student heading into my final year of studies. My summer job was working for the Environmental Futures Program, a program within the PEI Department of Environment. I was a crew supervisor and we were tasked with tree planting, stream enhancement and trying to enhance the environment inContinue reading “How it all began”