Use Integrated Pest Management techniques to help improve the quality of your garden and home-grown vegetables.
For those turned off by traditional composting, there is another option: worms. Vermicomposting is another kind of composting in which the worms do all (or nearly all) of the work. Little setup is required. Vermicomposting is an ideal method for those interested in composting only food scraps.
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Nature uses the process of decomposition to return nutrients to the soil for reuse. Composting harnesses the natural process, producing a product that you can add to your garden for soil improvement. You can compost a variety of organic material, including leaves, grass clippings, straw, fruit and vegetable scraps, and even manure.