Soil & Compost

How to compost, including with worms, and how to improve soil.

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How to Pick the Right Fertilizer

AUSTIN, TX For KLRU’s Central Texas Gardener, how to pick the right fertilizer by Jeff Ferris from The Natural Gardener. (Debunking the marketing myth that every plant needs its own fertilizer product.)

Mississippi State on Potting Mixes

MISSISSIPPI STATE EXTENSION With Extension horticulturist Gary Bachman. Transcript: Spring has sprung and it’s time to plant some containers, but just what’s in that bag of potting mix. Let’s find out. To be successful growing in containers you have to use potting mix made for containers which is much different than regular garden soil. When …Read more »

Vermicomposting that’s Almost as Easy as Taking out the Trash

CHICAGO, IL From Patrick Dolan at One Yard Revolution. My approach to vermicomposting is almost as easy as taking out the trash. 0:34 Is it really necessary to keep worm bins? 1:05 Five reasons I continue to keep worm bins 2:25 My approach to Vermicomposting 3:47 How I harvest Vermicompost One Yard Revolution is all …Read more »

Soil and the Subarctic Gardener

WHITEHORSE, YUKON TERRITORY, CANADA The Curious Gardener (Arlin McFarlane) visits Heidi Marion to learn about sub-arctic soil and how to prep for winter.

Backyard Composting with Joe Lamp’l

From PBS’s Growing a Greener World TV, with host Joe Lamp’l.

Composting Basics for the Garden

U. MARYLAND Master Gardener Bettye Ames she walks us through the steps on how to make your own nutritious compost. She explains the benefits of hot composting and how to turn everyday food and garden waste into “black gold.” This video is brought to you by the Home and Garden Information Center, part of University …Read more »

Varieties of Composting Bins

U. MARYLAND Master Gardener Bettye Ames gives a run through of different types of compost bins you can use to get your compost pile started. This video is brought to you by the Home and Garden Information Center, part of University of Maryland Extension. There are lots more on their Youtube Channel.  Or learn their Grow …Read more »

Worm Composting

U. of MAINE University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator Marjorie Peronto discusses the benefits and best methods of worm composting. Learn more at the U. Maine Extension website and Youtube channel.

Worm Composting

MIDWEST Convert kitchen scraps into valuable worm compost and fertilizer for your houseplants, container plantings and gardens. By nationally known gardening expert, author & TV/radio host Melinda Myers.

Good Fertilizers and Growing Media for Houseplants

U. MARYLAND Dave Clement, UMD Plant Pathologist and Carrie Engel of Valley View Farms Garden and Nursery in Cockeysville, MD review many different foliage houseplant food options. For more information, visit the Home and Garden Information website or the Youtube channel.