Vegetable Gardening Questions Answered

rumah minimalis mewah – Ok so I decided I would post this here. I did a free answer and question session with my newsletter and figured this might help some casual surfers who don’t sign up for my free newsletter.  For your information, you can also read another tips at , we hope you got lots of ideas there.

You can sign up for my free vegetable gardening newsletter on the right and get free information like this all the time. But basically I let my readers ask me any questions they wanted and here are some that were asked that I answered.

Ok so lets get started with the first question:


“Hi, what is the best way to test the Ph and temperature of your heap, and the best / worst ingredients to “pile in”. Thanx! ”

Answer To Question 1:

Well there are actually a few ways that I know about to do this. If I miss any im sorry but I will tell you what I do know. First you can purchase a home test in many garden centers that will give you the PH levels of your soil within only minutes. But these devices can be pretty pricy, so thats one option but lets move on to a free option!

Vegetable Gardening Questions Answered
Vegetable Gardening Questions Answered

Something you can do for free to test your PH levels of your soil that works fairly well is actually something that sounds a bit odd.

Heres what you do! Get two samples of your soil and put them in seperate containers. Glass will work well here so you can see everything well, maybe a glass jar. Fill the containers about 1/3 the way up with your soil. Next you want to add water to both containers to make the soil turn muddy. Now you want to add a tablesppon of vinegar to one container while adding a tablespoon of baking soda to another container.

If the container with vinegar begins to fizz then you have akaline soil. If the jar with baking soda begins to fizz then your soil is acidic. If none of the containers fizz after doing the above then your soil is more neutral. Pretty neat huh?

Lastly you can simply send your soil off to a local University. Many of them will test your soil for free but it can take weeks to get your sample back. They will send you a detailed report though which is great!

Now to the other part of your question. The best thing you can do is use a mixture of using greens and browns. You should use near equal amounts of both for best results.

Grass mowings and young soft weeds rot quickly but actually act to “activate” which gets your compost started well. Older and tougher plant materials are slower to rot and gives more body to the finished compost. Wood items that are chopped into small peices decay very slow. You can use all sorts of items for this, but make sure you mix your greens and browns for best results. Hope this helps!

For the reader who sent this simply email me if you need any more help and I will be glad to give you further information if you still feel like you need help. Its really such a broad area, theres alot of things you can use in your compost.

Ok lets move on to Question #2

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