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Links and Reviews for Composting in the Home Garden

The following 23 sites have linked to our Composting in the Home Garden website. Links to commercial products or enterprises do not constitute endorsement by University of Illinois Extension.

Al Krismers Plant Farm - October Garden Tips - Garden Maintenance
http://www.krismers.com/Monthlytips08/Octgardentips08.htm

Alderman Shiller.com - Compost Your Leaves This Fall
http://www.aldermanshiller.com/content/view/350/30/

Booman Tribune Blog - Wake Up Waterlily - Saturday Garden
http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2005/7/2/64048/02225
"I find this site (http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/compost/process.html) pretty helpful."

Brigham Young University - Home Grown - How to Work with Soil
http://www.byub.org/homegrown/episodes/soil.asp

Chicago Tribune - Chicago Gardener - 2007 - September - Knock Out Roses
http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/chicago_gardener/2007/09/knock-out-roses.html

Chicago Tribune - Chicago Gardener Blog - Help With Composting
http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/chicago_gardener/2007/05/reader_question_3.html
"This Extension site is straightforward and useful: http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/compost/process.html"

Chicago Tribune - Chicago Gardener Blog - Knock Out Roses
http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/chicago_gardener/2007/09/knock-out-roses.html

Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Gardner - 2007 - May - Help with Composting
http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/chicago_gardener/2007/05/reader_question_3.html

Composting101 - How to Compost
http://www.composting101.com/how-it-works.html

Composting101.com
http://www.composting101.com/how-it-works.html
"Decomposition, or the composting process, occurs constantly and gradually around us everyday. The dark, rich soil covering the forest floor is an excellent example of this. When we compost, all we're really doing is speeding up Mother Nature."

Daily Herald - Start a Compost Pile Now
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=54565
"For more information on composting and managing yard wastes, contact the local University of Illinois Extension office or visit the Extension Web site at www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/compost."

Garden Stew - Forums - Gardening Other - Organic Gardening - Compost Bin Help/Advice Needed
http://www.gardenstew.com/about8028.html

Natice Suburbia - Digging Deeper - Composting - Compost Not Garbage
http://www.icode6.net/native_suburbia/digging_deeper/composting/compost_not_garbage.html

Online Information Service for Non-Chemical Pest Management in the Tropics
http://www.oisat.org/control_methods/cultural__practices/composting.html
"University of Illinois Extension. The composting process."

Organic Gardening Guru - Composting: Hitting Paydirt
http://www.organicgardeningguru.com/composting.html

Organic Gardening Guru - Composting: Hitting Paydirt
http://www.organicgardeningguru.com/composting.html

PAN Germany - OISAT - Links - Plant Health Management
http://www.oisat.org/links.htm?category=plant_health&pos=10&what=organization&order=0

PAN Germany - Online Information Service for Non-Chemical Pest Management in the Tropics - Links
http://www.oisat.org/links.htm?category=plant_health&pos=0&what=link_text&order=0

Planet Natural - Compost Bin Buyer's Guide
http://www.planetnatural.com/site/buyers-guide.html

Solid Waste Agency of Lake County - Compost
http://www.co.lake.il.us/swalco/programs/compost.asp
"Composting at home has two main benefits: you dispose of less material while making mulch for your plants! For more information about how to compost, see the link below: University of Illinois Extension Composting Guide - http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/compost/"

University of British Columbia Botanical Garden & Centre for Plant Research
http://www.ubcbotanicalgarden.org/forums/showthread.php?t=15860

Vegetable Gardening Guru - Building Soil in the Garden
http://www.vegetablegardeningguru.com/soil-quality.html

VegetableGardeningGuru.com
http://www.vegetablegardeningguru.com/soil-quality.html
"You'll know that the decomposition process is "done" when you can't distinguish any of the raw materials. It should smell and feel like rich soil."

 

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