All about composting

What kind of soil is acidic?

Also: How do I know if soil is acidic? What can you add to soil to make it more acidic? Can you use vinegar to acidify soil? Do coffee grounds acidify soil? Does epsom salt make soil more acidic? Does sawdust make soil acidic? The most acidic soils will be those that include a lot
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Is home compost acidic or alkaline?

Also: How do I make compost more acidic? Is multi purpose compost acidic?  How do I reduce the acidity in my compost? Compost that you make at home is unlikely to be alkaline. Home compost will either be slightly acidic or very near neutral. If you have compost that shows an acidic level of lower
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Is green manure any good?

Also: What are green manure crops? What is the best green manure crop? How do you use fava beans as green manure? How long does green manure take to grow? How do you dig in a green manure crop? When should I dig in green manure? What are the disadvantages of green manure? What is
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Is cow manure dangerous to humans?

Also: Can you get sick from cow manure? Is smelling manure bad for you? What can be done with cow dung? What chemicals are in cow manure? Why is cow manure bad for the environment? Is horse or cow manure better for garden? Is mushroom compost better than cow manure? We keep hearing that the
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Making compost with cow manure

Also: How long does it take for cow manure to compost? Does making compost from cow manure smell? Having spent many years involved in front-line agriculture and focused mainly on handling cattle, I’m well placed to offer a few ideas about how to make the best use of cow manure.  The first thing that needs
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Is all cardboard biodegradable?

Also: Does cardboard break down in water? Is cardboard a sustainable material? Does cardboard keep weeds from growing? Can you use cardboard to kill grass? Is cardboard good for gardens? Can cardboard be used as mulch? Is it safe to use cardboard in a vegetable garden? Is cardboard ash good for soil? Most items that
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