When I started growing food on my balcony, I soon realized that I wanted to try to make my own compost. There are several advantages to making your own compost. However, composting is not an easy task when you live in an apartment. After my failure at hot composting on my balcony, I turned to worm composting, or vermicomposting, to see if that would work well in an apartment.
I enjoy growing herbs and vegetables on my balcony, so I need to buy soil and compost. This is a yearly investment and it can be quite expensive. Having my own supply of high quality compost to mix in with the soil from the year before, lets me reuse the soil. Then I don’t have to throw it away, and buy new. And the plants get top quality soil to grow in and produce perfectly.
I am struggling with mulching in my garden at the moment. Mulching is such a simple concept, yet there are quite complicated processes behind it. As I am just starting my garden, my main problem is finding material to mulch with. I am not in a position to use the material that I think would work best, I have to use what I can come by.
If you have ever tried to grow something, whether it is in a small kitchen garden, a flowerbed or lettuce in a box on the balcony, you know that the quality of the soil is very important if the plants are to thrive. If the soil you are using is…