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

Compost bin

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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2 Simple Ways To Make Ericaceous Compost (Peat-Free)

Ericaceous compost

Rising environmental concerns are driving many people to look for peat-free Ericaceous compost to grow their acid-loving plants. But, how do you make peat-free ericaceous compost? The best substitute for peat in making ericaceous compost is sulfur or coco coir.  Other biodegradable organic materials such as pine needles, pine bark, oak leaves, coffee grounds, vinegar, …

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