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Are all compost tumblers created equal?

Looking to buy one but would like your opinion for easiest use and quality if you have a preference.

By Linda Brewer, | Featured Question

Are pet ashes useful in my garden?

Is it acceptable to dispose of cremated pet remains in one's garden and, if so, what factors does the homeowner need to consider (soil pH factor or some such, for example). My garden space is fairly small.

By Sara Running | Featured Question

Will banana slugs munch my plants?

Are banana slugs harmful to my flower or vegetable garden? I remember learning that they are beneficial but I would like to clarify. The internet is giving me very mixed answers.

By Rory Mc Donnell, | Featured Question

Is a dog latrine a bad place to grow vegetables?

I'm very concerned about the health hazards of eating food grown in the beds where a dog has pooped. At this point, I could build a fence around the whole garden to stop any further damage, but I'm wondering about the existing and persistent harm of bacteria or worms that may now be in the soil. My...

By Ross Penhallegon, | Featured Question

Is ink bad for my vegetables?

Going to start shredding various types of paper--no cardboard--and wondered if the various toners/inks would cause problems with the plants or if the plant would absorb the chemicals and I would end up eating them from the vegetables produced. Looking at onions, potatoes, peppers, cabbage and other...

By Claudia Groth | Featured Question

I am furloughed, too early for gardening?

I'm a furloughed federal employee and suddenly find myself with free time that could end tomorrow, next week, next month, who knows. On top of that, it's sunny! What are things I could do now that will be a good investment of time (but not a lot of money)? I have a typical city lot with raised beds...

By Jack Shorr | Featured Question

Is anaerobic compost tea useful, any tips?

I would like to use compost tea on my garden. I don't have the means to make aerobic compost tea. If I use anaerobic compost tea as a soil drench only, will I still provide my soil a flush of beneficial microbes? Also, do you have any suggestions for making anaerobic compost tea?

By Linda Brewer, | Featured Question

Is charcoal a good soil amendment?

Do you have published, current, projected , research in the effects of charcoal amendment to agricultural soils/forest soils?

By Chip Bubl | Featured Question

Are ashes good for my soil?

Can fireplace ash be used in the garden successfully or is it harmful to the soil?

By Linda Brewer | Featured Question

Are these sinister objects alien eggs?

I found this growing in my garden and I'm not sure what it is. My girlfriend said it looks Sinister! Can you tell me what this is? My best guess is maybe something to do with dill because I had some dill plants there, but they kind of look like mushrooms or alien eggs. There were also some zucchini...

By Jacki Dougan | Featured Question