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Gardening is simply the practice of cultivating plants. People grow ornamental plants to harvest their flowers, foliage, or to get dyes out of them. They are also grown for their overall appearance.

There are also plants that are cultivated for human consumption. They are consumed as fruits, vegetables and herbs for medicinal purposes.

When we talk about gardening the subject ranges from fruit orchards to long boulevard plantings. Gardening practitioners may specialize themselves in growing only one type of plant or they may also practice mixed plantings that involve many various plants.

Gardening requires active participation of the practitioner and it usually requires intensive works and discipline.
Here you'll find many tips and tricks that are related to gardening.

There are various methods, types and approaches to maintain a healthy and beautiful garden. You can find all of them here.

You may want to learn what's the proper way to landscape the yard, choosing the right soil, maintain the plants, growing indoor gardens, and many many more.

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The Facts And The Myths Of Composting

Composting term refers to be a very simple and a natural process but though it can be complex if complicated machines, misleading information.

Fallacies, misunderstandings and myths have been introduced with the concept of the compositing. During the last few years it has happened unfortunately.

People have attached some illogical myths with the composting and that has passed from generations to generations and has become the fact for the people. All this have done through the falsify commercials and word of mouth. Compositing smell is a myth that has been accepted over the time. Let’s discuss some of the myths that are introduced with the simple concept of the compositing.

Myth: Composting requires a lot of work:

Fact: Composting is the simplest process in which the people involved just have to gather the materials for compositing, lay it down and just has to wait till the nature do its work. Compositing is the less tedious task, you just have to ensure that the proper air is flowing to quicken up the process of decomposition. All you need is to have patience and wait till the compost finish.

Myth: Composting is limited to farms and wide open spaces

Fact: People living in the urban areas who do not have much space is just need to make their composting bin from the trash can. They can also use the vermicomposting technique; it includes the red worms that can be feed by the table scraps in a bin. Both of them would not require much space.

Myth: Composting needs precise measurements:

Fact: The combination of the browns and greens are the best elements that do not need to be in the proper measurement. Estimations can best works for you. You do not need to follow the green piles shown in the commercials, magazines, pamphlets or brochures haphazardly.

Myth: You need specially formulated chemicals as starters or activators:

Fact: Buying the commercially claimed products that gives guarantee of the fastest growth of the compost is not necessary at all for your compositing. There is no such need to buy any expensive claimed stuff.

Myth: Adding yeast will boost the compost’s performance:

Fact: Some people believe that adding the yeast pile will enhance the compositing material. But the fact is opposite; you do not need to add any yeast to your compost pile. Yeast has no concerns with the compositing and it does not have any impact on the quality of the composting pile.

Myth: Animals are attracted to composting piles:

Fact: It is true that the animals like cats, dogs or raccoons are attracted towards the compost pile. It is due to the fact that the compost piles f yours have kitchen scraps like meat, fat, dairy products, bones and pet manure.

Myth: Compost smells

Fact: Compost pile never smells and it should not. But still if your feeling the bad smell coming out of it, it means that the maker has not done its job properly and has picked the wrong materials for the compost pile.

Many other myths regarding the composting process is in air. So you should better research about it before believing it.
Mike McGrath's Book of Compost 

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