Friday, July 3, 2009

Making Compost

You can make inexpensive, easy compost at home from leaves, grass clippings, garden wastes such as stalks and weeds, and vegetable leftovers minus the 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, and 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 know it’s ready for the garden when its contents are dark and crumbly and look like the soil in the woods.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ginny and I live in the city, but we make use of a compost that we keep in a cabinet in the kitchen. It gets cold in Montreal in the winter, so we can't keep the compost outside or our worms would die :( We use the compost for our garden in the summer, and it has worked really well so far!