Helpful links for soil and composting questions

Benton, KY(Zone 7a)

Here are helpful tagged pages for many soil and composting questions.

Pages tagged as 'compost'
Pages tagged as 'clay soil'
Pages tagged as 'soil amendments'
Pages tagged as 'no-till gardening'
Pages tagged as 'double-digging'
Pages tagged as 'cover crops'
Pages tagged as 'coffee grounds'
Pages tagged as 'raised beds'
Pages tagged as 'bokashi'

Indianapolis, IN(Zone 4b)

Books on composting & soil fertility:

Telford, PA

There's also some interesting reading on soil and compost on

Long Beach, CA

Many thanks for this post. It is most useful!

Lake Charles, LA

Here is a lot of info on Bokashi.

BUda, TX(Zone 8b)

Lots of great info & pages but if we could have just one thing, a tagged page or link to a list of items for each carbon and nitrogen component... A lot of reading while just trying to put the list together.


Anne Arundel,, MD(Zone 7b)

Toxoplasmosis information from CDC
Toxoplasmosis often shed in cat feces.

Algonquin, IL(Zone 5a)

Thank You for that (scary, but important) info!

Round Rock, TX

I've just added a thin layer of chicken poops with sand in my flowerbed without composting them first. I've heard that fresh chicken poops will kill plants. Opps! What should I do next? Can't go back to pick everything up.

Chennai, India

I actually asked some of my gardener friends about making chicken manure compost. I hope this would help you
Mix 30 to 50% of chicken manure and 50 to 70% of other compost like leaves, weed, branches, and things,
Mix these into a pile and keep it for a few days. Now heat up or raise the temperature where you keep it. After three days, take the pile out and put it inside again until all the leaves and stuff becomes cooked. Now patience is more important while you do this. Repeat this process until it forms a black coloured compost and add it to the bed.

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Port St Lucie, FL(Zone 10a)

I have a big stand of Comfrey and add the dead leaved to the compost pile to enrich it with micro nutrients and to assist with breakdown. Everything that I have read validates this as well as the great plants that I side dress with composted Comfrey. Comfrey also has value as a topical herbal preparation. A handsome plant that attracts bees also. Note that this is from a Connecticut garden. I do have a place in Port St Lucie but have no comfrey there.

Willow Springs, MO

Thanks for sharing your helpful information. I'm new to homesteading and want to make own compost for chickens. I need help to make this compost, give me relevant information.

auckland, New Zealand

Here is a great guide on that:

Meridian, ID

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