Making and using compost is the cornerstone of gardening, especially organic gardening. The finished product is rich, dark, crumbly and sweet-smelling. It is made of recycled garden and kitchen waste, and can also include paper products. It is used to feed and condition the soil and in making potting mixes. Around 40 percent of the average dustbin contents are suitable for home composting so it helps cut down on landfill too.
Making compost is often considered to be complex but all you need to do is provide the right ingredients and let nature do the rest - however, a little know-how will help you make better compost, more efficiently.
Read on to find out:
- Where do I make my compost?
- What can I compost?
- How do I make my compost?
- Composting hints & tips
- Composting questions answered
Garden Organic video guide to composting - Part 1
Garden Organic video guide to composting - Part 2