Eggshells and Coffee Grounds

How to Use Eggshells and Coffee Grounds as Compost

Josh McGill This Land of Ours

One of the best supplements for your garden’s health is compost.  While we may consider them to be trash, they provide a healthy snack for plants offering a one-two punch of nitrogen and calcium.  The duo of used coffee grounds and eggshells are also helpful as mulch, an asset that liquid or powdered commercial fertilizer can’t offer. Rinse your eggshells …


How to Tell if Your Compost is Ready

Dan This Land of Ours

In today’s program, Cathy Isom has some valuable information about how to tell if your compost is ready.  That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Composting is one way many gardeners recycle garden waste. Shrub and plant trimmings, grass clippings, kitchen waste, etc., can all be returned to the soil in the form of compost. While seasoned composters know …

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Dealing with Maggots in the Compost Pile

Dan This Land of Ours

If you get maggots in your compost, something is wrong. Cathy Isom has tips about how to deal with a nasty critter in your compost pile. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. While some people think that a few squiggly little worm-like creatures are no big deal, others say it’s a sign that something is wrong with your …

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Building Good Soil for Your Garden

Dan Soil, This Land of Ours

Building good soil is important whether you are a gardner, farmer, or just love the outdoors. Cathy Isom has some ways to soup up your soil. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Building Good Soil for Your Garden When we take good care of our soil, we are helping our plants thrive and with very little work. Good …

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Lasagna Garden

Dan This Land of Ours

  Cathy Isom tells us how to make a Lasagna garden bed. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.   Lasagna gardening has nothing to do with that Italian cuisine we’re all very fond of. But if done correctly, a lasagna gardening bed could create the perfect soil for some of the veggies that we can plant and one …