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Capturing Water and Making a Compost Heap

Learn how to capture water from natural sources and start a compost pile from household scraps.

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compost should look black, moist and crumbly
Photo 7 of 7When compost is ready, it'll look nearly black, moist and crumbly.

Keep Plants Happy(7 of 7)

This is a real treat for plants. It makes them grow quicker and stronger, and that's a combination that'll prevent pest and disease problems. The healthier the plant, the less likely it is to have fungus, bacteria or viral problems.