Organic Backyard Gardening

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Ann Thrupp on Jul 2, 2007 at 4:06PM

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Organic Backyard Gardening

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Tip #1: Start with Compost

Having good, healthy soil is crucial to a healthy organic garden, and one way to start improving soil quality is to mix compost into your soil. You can make compost from your own yard trimmings, grass clippings and food waste (such as peels from fruits and vegetables, and even egg shells). Once the mixture is composted, which usually takes a few months, that rich compost can be incorporated in the soil, adding valuable nutrients and biological activity. If you can't wait to make your own, you can purchase compost at most garden centers or nurseries.

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