Generally speaking, compost shouldn’t be overly-smelly. The scraps are decaying, so some odor is to be expected, but it should by no means be overwhelming. If you’re looking for answers as to how to keep the odor of your compost bin down (and undetectable when not standing in the direct vicinity, try this great video (starting at 2:15):
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Late summer is an exciting time for the hobby or pro gardener. Why? Because for many fruits and veggies, it's harvest time! But did you get even more than you wished for? If you have an overabundance of berries, we have just the solution for you. Make a wonderful jam you and your family can enjoy all through the autumn and winter months.
As home gardeners, there is a tendency to focus on the plants and practices in our own yards and on our own tables. But as you probably already know, there's so much more to gardening. Example: our readers often ask, "What's the difference between organic and conventional gardening?" It can be a confusing subject, especially as different organizations, different farms, and different gardeners may have very different definitions. Let's break things down when it comes to organic vs. conventional gardening.