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March 11, 2009

Green Your Garden: Enrich Soil With Compost

Composting a banana peelWant to be the ultimate locavore? You needn't go farther than your own backyard. This week we'll provide tips to help you plan a garden that'll be brimming with fresh veggies this summer.

Tip #3: Turn Food Scraps Into "Gardener's Gold"

Reduce waste and give your garden a healthy dose of nutrients by composting food scraps and yard clippings. Or, if wigglers don't give you the willies, give vermicomposting a try. Using compost, or "worm tea," is a great way to fertilize your garden naturally. Short on space? Not to worry: compost bins and worm condos come in a variety of sizes and shapes. Some communities also pool their resources and form massive compost heaps.

Share your tips: What advice would you give to people who want to start composting or vermicomposting?

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