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Watch more Gardening Tips videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/341-Gardening-Tips Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Make an effective fertilizer at home with these steps. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Mix ingredients Mix four parts seed meal, one quarter part finely ground agricultural lime, one quarter part gypsum, one half part dolomitic lime, one part bone meal, and one part kelp meal in a 5-gallon plastic bucket. Tip Look online or in catalogs for the best available prices Step 2: Spread mix Spread the mixture uniformly over your growing area once a year before you plant. Apply 4 to 6 quarts fertilizer per 100 square feet growing area. Step 3: Make compost Make compost starting with a pile of "brown" ingredients, such as leaves, straw, cardboard, dead plants, and sawdust. Step 4: Make a pile of green ingredients Make a pile of "green" ingredients, such as coffee grounds, weeds, grass clippings, and fruit and vegetable scraps. Step 5: Compost Mix three parts "brown" to one part "green" ingredients in the compost bin, and then add a splash of water and some soil. Step 6: Add wet layer Thoroughly mix everything and then wait for the materials to decompose -- between 3 and 6 months. Step 7: Add water Add water and turn the compost every few weeks. Then spread it onto your garden soil neatly and evenly. Your soil will be richer and your plants will thank you. Did You Know? 24 percent of the U.S. municipal solid waste stream is composed of yard trimmings and food residuals.
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