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Compost Health Hazards

As gardener's, we think about compost as a valuable organic garden soil conditioner, mulch and fertilizer. We also need to be aware of the health hazards tha can lurk in your compost pile. Gardners who are not in the best of general health, have a low functioning immune system, and people who suffer from asthma, allergies and other lung diseases.are especially at risk. Even a gardener in good general health could be at risk.

A compost pile contains lots of fungus, molds, mildew, bacteria, and often pollens.

The most common problems are allergies, breathing problems, infections and rashes. Tetanus, a bacteria,. is common in soil. Infections can easily occur through a cut in your hand.

It is therefore, wise to protect yourself, when handling compost.

  • Use dust masks

  • Use gloves when handling compost.  

  • Make sure your Tetanus shots are up to date.

Hobby Greenhouses

Add a cover system to your raised garden frame, and you have....  A hobby greenhouse!

This raised bed kit comes with a cover system, designed for the Guarden raised garden bed frames. The cover latches firmly to the raised bed frame, allowing it to withstand high winds. The plastic cover comes standard with the unit. Optional pest covers and insect netting are also available.  The cover system helps to extend the gardening season spring and fall. It's easy to remove the cover system, for summer months.

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