Homestead Hack: Cardboard In Compost

by Texas Homesteader ~ *Contains Affiliate Link Y’all know I have a compost tumbler and I’m a big advocate for making your own compost. It’s healthy for your plants, cheap to make & a great way to make good use of kitchen scraps and paper trash that would otherwise just be wasted. And it’s super […]

How To Eat Your Compost! Becoming A Food Waste Ninja…

by Texas Homesteader ~ Food waste – we all hate it. We work diligently to make sure none of that food we’ve paid our hard-earned money for is wasted.  But are we doing all we can? Maybe…  But maybe not!  Have you ever thought about eating your compost? Stay with me now, I’m not suggesting […]

New To Composting? Don’t Worry, Compost Doesn’t Stink!

by Texas Homesteader ~ *contains affiliate link Any gardener knows that compost is ‘Black Gold’.  It’s invaluable to your garden, helping your plants grow strong & healthy using an all-natural fertilizer.  I plant a veggie garden every year and of course that black gold is incorporated into each planting hole.   There are some tricks to […]

GO GREEN – Compostable Utensils & Wooden Plates!

by Texas Homesteader ~ *contains affiliate links Did y’all know there’s such a thing as ‘Plastic-Free July‘? Me neither! But you know I hate plastic so I’m loving anything that has to do with eliminating more of it.  And it’s perfect timing since recent buying decisions had me looking for disposable utensils. Wait a minute, […]

Review: Compostable Bamboo Toothbrush

~by Texas Homesteader ~ *contains affiliate link Recently I became interested in something I’d previously never really given much thought to: our toothbrushes.  What a shame that these things are sold entombed in a hunk of plastic (not recyclable in my area) and the toothbrush itself was made of plastic too.  How crazy did it […]

Using Manure As Natural Fertilizer In Your Compost

by Texas Homesteader  *This post contains an affiliate link By now you know the amazing benefits of compost – both environmentally as well as botanically. Living on a ranch I’m blessed to have constant access to one of the most important components of my compost:  Manure. The difference in the vigor of our growing veggie […]

Easy Composting for A Healthy Garden

by Texas Homesteader * contains an affiliate link Black gold, gardeners delight, compost – it’s all the same thing. All organic matter will eventually decompose. And in that decomposition will turn into rich healthy soil full of beneficial bacteria.  Backyard gardeners flock to the store to buy bags of the stuff, but it’s beyond easy […]