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Top 8 Soil Inoculants for Plants (Editor’s Picks)

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Soil inoculant products are gaining popularity in organic, natural gardens as they are quick and effective in increasing beneficial soil microbes for plants. There are many such products in the market.  Of the 8 most popular inoculant products in the market, we recommend Great White, Mikrobs, and Myco Bliss for different purposes.  In this article, …

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7 Conditions When Your Compost Can (Actually) Self-Ignite

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It’s hard to believe. But, the grass trimmings in the compost bin can actually catch fire spontaneously, and become a fire hazard to your house and neighbors. What can cause a compost pile to self-ignite? Compost piles can self-ignite when the heat generated during decomposition is trapped inside a dry, insulated, and compacted pile with …

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Is Vermicompost The Best Fertilizer? (4 Types Compared)

Vermicompost as fertilizer for home garden

You’ve heard all the buzz about vermicompost, or “worm poop”.  The organic substance decomposed by worms is soft like humus and is often used as a type of compost in organic gardens.  How good is vermicompost as a fertilizer when compared to the other fertilizer types? Vermicompost is the best fertilizer compared to synthetic NPK …

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