Next Year’s Garden: Compost Making

Next Year’s Garden, continued…

 

Compost Making

You can make inexpensive, easy compost at home from leaves, grass clippings, garden wastes such as stalks and weeds, and vegetable leftovers (never meat!). Pile these together until well rotted. Use a compost tool to aerate the pile. You can enclose the pile with wire or with a ready-made compost bin. Keep adding organics until the size of the pile suits you, then start another one. Keep the pile moist but not soaking. The pile is usually ready in about 6 months, or faster in warm weather. You’ll know it’s ready for the garden when its contents are dark and crumbly and look like woods soil.

Our Customer Service Department will send you more information about composting on request.

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