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Steps to create compost at home using a clay pot and kitchen waste (and a couple other waste items)

There are numerous ways of making compost at home (we are ignoring larger scale community practices or those used by farms), concentrating on what an individual family can do. If you search on the internet, people have posted many ways – Some use clay pots, some use buckets, some use barrels, some use specialized equipment […]

The ‘Lula’ avocado originated in south Florida

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The ‘Lula’ avocado originated in south Florida. • ‘Lula’ was widely propagated both for the commercial trade and home growing. • ‘Lula’ fruit has a glossy green skin and is pear-shaped. • The flesh has high oil content, around 12-16%. • The fruit matures from October to February in […]

Vermicompost – a product or process of composting utilizing various species of worms – Part 2

• Vermicompost is the product or process of composting utilizing various species of worms. • These worms are usually red wigglers, white worms, and earthworms. • They are used to create a heterogeneous mixture of decomposing vegetable or food waste, bedding materials, and vermicast. • Vermicast, similarly known as worm castings, worm humus or worm […]

What is Kelp Meal? What are its uses, benefits and drawbacks?

• Kelp meal is a very high-quality organic fertilizer. • Kelp is a type of seaweed that’s harvested in the oceans or along the shore from seaweed that washes ashore. • With an N-P-K ratio of approximately 1-0-2, it is a good source of nitrogen and potassium. • It also contains minerals, amino acids, and […]