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Using Mulch To Beat The Heat and Fight Drought!

Like people (as well as dogs, cows, wild burros and a few other things), plants get thirsty. Nevada gardening in a heat wave during a drought when you’re trying to save water presents a conflict. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be so bad. Especially when you use products that hold around three times as much moisture as the common stuff. Luckily, we happen to know of some…

First, let’s talk about water retention. Simply put, it refers to how much moisture stays in something versus how much either gets zapped up by Mean Ol’ Mister Sun or trickles off to some other spot….

To continue reading please follow click here: Gardening Tips To Beat The Heat and Drought

Hello Gardeners and Growers! I am back after a long hiatus. Where have I been for the last few years? Well, helping our family business grow and grow (just like all the plants and veggies we help flourish with our all-natural soil and compost products!). I am going to be writing all new blogs and providing great information about composting, gardening, growing, and all things green on our all new blog, THE SCOOP. You can find our blog on the bottom of our new website, fullcirclecompost.com. Please come take a look.

Come on over and visit the all new Full Circle Soils & Compost with awesome composting information and products!

Come on over and visit the all new Full Circle Soils & Compost with awesome composting information and products!

I hope you enjoy the Full Circle Soils & Compost revamped brand. This is the first season we’ve rolled it out and our business is taking us to new places every day. The distributors and retail stores we’ve teamed with continue to relay kind customer comments regarding our all-natural growing products and we couldn’t be more tickled. Whether you’re a new customer just discovering the power of our enviro-friendly products, or a seasoned user continuing to be impressed with the gleeful response from your plants, we’re happy to have you on-board.

Happy Growing!

Here is a quick video explaining how to fix a Wall-O-Water. These handy “mini-greenhouses” allow Full Circle Compost to grow our tomatoes early here in Nevada. The Wall-O-Water in the video has been used for three years straight and we leave them outside all year round. With the help of Walls-O-Water, Full Circle Compost Garden Boost, and Full Circle Compost Worm Wine; we are averaging 50-100 lbs of tomatoes per plant in Nevada.

To see our whole planting process please check out this past blog post: Hula-Hoop Method for Planting Tomatoes!

To see some amazing results, check out this blog post: The Proof is in the Pictures!

400 lbs of tomatoes in one single picking from Full Circle Compost's garden! Farmer Craig style!

400 lbs of tomatoes in one single picking from Full Circle Compost’s garden! Farmer Craig style!

Full Circle Compost facility: organics recycling center

Full Circle Compost facility: organics recycling center

A recent press release from Waste Management and the Atlantis states that in 2012 the casino resort was able to beat their goals for food waste recycling through composting:

“Atlantis diverted 1,500 yards of food waste material, exceeding their goal by 56 percent. Through this program, food scraps and other organic material were separated and diverted from the traditional waste stream, and processed into compost.”

This is a great accomplishment and just the beginning for the recycling of organic materials through composting in the Northern Nevada area! The ability for businesses to make a difference in a state that has yet to set up standardized recycling regulations is very commendable. It shows the initiative and drive of sustainable companies to make a difference.

All of the materials that were separated by the Atlantis Casino were sent to Full Circle Compost by Waste Management. Full Circle Compost operates in the capital of Nevada, Carson City. Full Circle Compost has been in operation for over 25 years recycling organic materials and turning them into high quality natural fertilizers and mulches. In 2012, Full Circle Compost, with the help of Waste Management, the Atlantis, South Tahoe Refuse, and many other local Northern Nevada companies was able to process almost 4,000 yards of food waste. Other businesses that compost with Full Circle include: the Peppermill Casino, Whole Foods, Wal-mart, Costco, Campo restaurant, Odwalla, Embassy Suites, and many others.

Hopefully in the near future, every business in the Northern Nevada and the Lake Tahoe area will have the option to recycle their food waste. Food waste is only one part. Just imagine if every business and home could send their grass clippings and landscape materials to Full Circle Compost rather than be sent to the landfill.

Let’s keep pushing organics recycling forward and keep up the good work!

Well Hello Everyone,

It has been quite sometime since my last post; however, do not fret! I am back in action with amazing compost tomato growing glory like never before seen! Spring 2013 is almost upon us and it is time to wet your taste buds on some amazing pictures from last years growing season.

These are never before seen pictures of what we did in our backyard garden. We averaged 300 pounds of tomatoes per 300 sq. ft.!!!! A total of 2,400 pounds of tomatoes were picked from our garden in Nevada!  That is right, I said Nevada and right next to Lake Tahoe….let’s let the pictures speak for themselves.

400 lbs of tomatoes in one single picking from Full Circle Compost's garden! Farmer Craig style!

400 lbs of tomatoes in one single picking from Full Circle Compost’s garden! Farmer Craig style!

We planted 95 varieties of tomatoes with most of them being saved heirloom seeds now 3 generations old to Northern Nevada. We grew them outside with only using local soil amendment from Full Circle Compost and their liquid “Worm Wine”. That is all! Native soil, saved heirloom tomato seeds, Full Circle “Garden Boost” soil amendment, and Full Circle “Worm Wine”. Booooom tomatoes!

Yumm Full Circle Compost tomatoes!

Yumm Full Circle Compost tomatoes!

This is just a short post to get back into the blogging experience. Expect much more from us here at Full Circle Compost as we share with you the glory of compost and the results you can get by understanding your soil.

Here is a little video taken today on Oct 19th. We are still picking tomatoes with the help of row cover protecting our garden from frost. We are approaching 2,000 total pounds of tomatoes just from our back yard garden. How did we do it?? Just good soil from Full Circle Compost and a little intuition!!

How To Save Tomato Seeds!

Easy way to save tomato seeds at home. The key is fermentation and then drying the seeds properly. Full Circle Compost is now growing over 95 varieties of tomatoes in the hard growing climate of Nevada. Saving seeds and creating tomato plants more tolerant of our growing season has helped us succeed.

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