Pros & Cons of Commercial Composting This method of composting uses some of the elements listed in 7 Composting Methods; Water, air, biodegradable matter, Bacteria and some chemicals. The pros and cons are intermingled because what might be a pro to one person is a con to someone else. Commercial composting is done on a... Continue reading
Pros & Cons of Combined Compot Composting Combined Compot composting is similar to trench composting except that it uses all the elements listed in the 7 Composting Methods; especially the Soldier Fly. The pros and cons are intermingled because what might be a pro to one person is a con to someone else. This method... Continue reading
Pros & Cons of EMO Composting This system requires only one of the composting elements listed in 7 Composting Methods; this is the addition of the EMO’s (Effective Micro Organisms) and a closed method of composting. The pros and cons are intermingled because what might be a pro to one person is a con to... Continue reading
Pros & Cons of Worm Farm Composting Worm farm systems require some of the composting elements listed, (but not all); carbon and nitrogen to a degree, air, water and worm friendly scraps. The pros and cons are intermingled because what might be a pro to one person is a con to someone else. This method... Continue reading
Pros & Cons of Tumbler Composting Tumbler systems require some of the composting elements listed in the 7 Composting Methods; especially a combination of carbon and nitrogen, air, water and vegetable scraps (optional). The pros and cons are intermingled because what might be a pro to one person is a con to someone else. This... Continue reading
Pros & Cons of Direct Trench Composting This method uses only some of the composting elements listed in 7 Composting Methods; Water, Worms, Vegetable matter and Bacteria. The pros and cons are intermingled because what might be a pro to one person is a con to someone else. It is essentially the same a digging... Continue reading
Pros & Cons of Open Air Composting Open Air Composting requires all of the composting elements listed in the 7 Composting Methods; especially a combination of carbon and nitrogen, air, water and vegetable scraps (optional). The open air system can be a bay combination or a bin upturned on the ground with aeration holes in... Continue reading
12 Things to consider when choosing a composter If you have never composted before you have probably never thought about what you need to compost or how much work is involved in certain types of composting. This guide 12 Things to consider when choosing a composter gives you a list of things to think about... Continue reading

7 Composting Methods

7 Composting Methods 7 Composting Methods looks at the original way composting started and how it has evolved into the current methods most used in today’s modern world. Bob’s white paper on Composting Principals discusses the mechanics of composting. 7 Composting Methods is additional information on the various different methods of composting that suit different…

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The clipping from your lawn can be a useful addition to the garden providing another source of nutrients as they decompose.  But…they may also be loaded with herbicides or fertilizers and thus become a bad addition to the garden.

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I was asked this week by a customer about the life cycle of a Soldier Fly and I didn’t know the absolute answer. So in my effort to improve my knowledge I found a number of websites which explain their life cycle. http://en.wikipedia.org/wik

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