How Eggshells and Coffee Grounds Can Make Your Garden Grow

Fight food waste and nourish your homegrown fruits and veggies by using eggshells and coffee grounds in your garden—here’s everything you need to know about this easy, natural compost option. So you...

Sprouting seeds

by CharityBeginsAtHome 1 year ago

Does anyone know where to buy sprouting seeds in the GTA and/or in Ontario?

Oopsie, this popular ‘compostable’ bowl actually lasts forever

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

" . . . So what’s wrong with molded fiber bowls specifically? The big issue is that they, like many consumer products, contain PFAS, or per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances. Those are a broad class...

Can I bury my kitchen waste in the garden rather than composting in a bin?

by janniecooks 11 years ago

It's difficult to keep the compost pile wet enough to produce good hot compost - the heat and the sun in Florida dries it out too quickly. And the raised beds provide too much square footage to pl...

Wal Mart bags & kiddie pool gardening

by cstout 5 years ago

Larry Hall has started an internet revolution with using Wal Mart grocery bags filled with soil & plants sitting in kiddie pools with about an inch of water on the bottom. I have not tried this met...

New Compost Tumbler: no action at all

by danna 10 years ago

I've been very excited about my new tumbler....started it up with Liriope clippings and dead flower stalks and dried leaves. Continued w/ pulp from weekly juicing. No action. Decided I didn't ha...

Help with gardening questions

by cstout 5 years ago

Everyone has an opinion as to what works or does not work, but that is the interesting part of gardening. Since Chow people are a cut above the rest, let's hear what you have to say. Here are some ...

Sluggish compost bin? I found a solution. Bokashi is like speed composting!

by ursy_ten 9 years ago

I'm surprised there isn't a thread about bokashi composting here already. Is it not widely known about? Anyway, I can't remember how I came across the concept, but I discovered bokashi composting r...

Mandatory municipal composting: how do you handle your food scraps?

babette feasts
by babette feasts 7 years ago

Here in Seattle, we are no longer supposed to put food scraps in the garbage, rather they must all go in the yard waste/compost bin. Great in theory, but in practice I find it a pain and need to f...


by LocavoreT 7 years ago

How can I get the most out of my compost pile? It seems to never breakdown as much as I hope for, am I losing valuable nutrients. Any ideas would be much appreciated.

Where to take my compost?

by chowgypsy 7 years ago

Hi all, I hate wasting so I've been saving my compostable food waste. Only thing is that I'm not sure where on earth I can bring it. Any ideas?? Thanks!

Composting question

by MrsJonesey 7 years ago

I've been looking for a compost pail/bucket and most all of them have ventilation holes. From what I gather, the purpose is to keep the scraps from turning mushy. I am concerned about fruit flies a...

Compost bin/pail for kitchen use

by nofunlatte 8 years ago

Hello, CHers. I've started a compost pile started behind my house. In warmer weather, I usually just put my non-greasy, non-meaty scraps in an old lidded 32-oz. yogurt container until I go outsid...

What Should I Use for a Composting Bin?

by jnk 8 years ago

I'm not totally new to composting, but my last bin which I'm sure I over payed for at Smith/Hawkin 3 years ago was destroyed in Super Storm Sandy last year and I want to replace it. My last bin wa...


by singlemalt 8 years ago

I read a question about composting yesterday and cannot find it today. I am giving this link on composting from the city of Austin that pretty well covers it: http://austintexas.gov/department/c...

Trouble getting my compost pile large enough.

by VongolaDecimo 8 years ago

I've decided to get into square food gardening and want to start next spring. Rather than buy bags of compost, im looking to make my own. Problem is, im finding that only sourcing kitchen scraps li...

"Composting" has been moved

The Chowhound Team
by The Chowhound Team 8 years ago

That topic can be found on the Gardening board, here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/915504#8302624

Where did the worms come from, and other composting ruminations

by coll 8 years ago

So, yesterday I emptied my spinning compost bin that I have been feeding all winter; I had just enough to top off my four raised beds. Only a dusting really, but since it's at half least manure I...

How to switch from one years compost heap to the next?

by coll 8 years ago

I am probably asking a silly question, but....my spinning bin is full, and has been for months. Time to unload and cover my raised garden beds, after removing the whole leaves placed there last ye...

Composting kitchen waste [split from Cookware board]

by Joyfull 9 years ago

[NOTE: We've moved this discussion from this thread on the Cookware board http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/290831 -- THE CHOWHOUND TEAM] Had a gold filter, got rid it for the very reason you po...

Starting a Compost Pile

by coll 10 years ago

OK so I mowed the lawn which is half covered with leaves and figured out how to attach the catcher. They are somewhat chopped up and in a big pile under the brand new tarp I bought yesterday. Hav...