DIY Composting for the Savvy Home Gardener


| 7/23/2013 2:22:00 PM


Tags: gardening, compost, composting, decomposition, Rebecca Lynn Crockett,

Compost is a vital part of any garden, but it can also be a considerable expense if you buy it at the store. For this reason, many home gardeners are opting to go the DIY route, because it is both efficient and easy to do.

When I first started composting, I wasn’t sure how to go about it. Growing up, my town had a community compost heap where residents could drop off their leaves and yard trimmings and then pick up the resulting compost made from last year’s heap. It was a wonderful practice that, unfortunately, hadn’t been picked up in the next town I’d settled in. My first trip to the garden center left me goggling at the expense of, well, dirt.

I decided then and there I would never pay for the stuff again. Then a farmer friend of mine turned me on to home composting.

compost heap
Photo By mjmonty/Flickr

Why should I use compost?

There are a number of reasons to start composting, and not many why you shouldn’t. If you’re a home gardener, you need quality soil, and chances are, you already have all the ingredients you need. DIY composting allows you to use elements at your disposal to give your garden the chance it needs to thrive under your loving care.

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6/17/2014 5:55:53 AM

How many of us know that composts and food wastes can be transformed into bio gas?. I think most of us know it, since it, we hesitate to do it. It is actually the perfect way to cook the food without any hazardous effects. It involves less cost also. http://www.topgunfishingcharters.com/photo-albums/





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