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BETTER GARDENING BY HOME COMPOSTING

If you don't know anything about organic gardening, you possibly will not even know what compost is. It is a crucial organic compound used to improve and fertilize the soil. It offers plants the minerals and nutrients they require and it also is a mulch and a soil conditioner. One more helpful thing from compost is the soil is capable of holding more water, which the plants require.

You'll find that there are many ways to composting but the easiest method is the no-turn composting method. Ordinarily a pile of compost is turned each week to accelerate the decomposition, but with this method you don't have to do it. To make compost without turning, you simply need to add lots of coarse material. One helpful way is to add straw to the compost so it results in air pockets so the pile can aerate. The time it takes to using this technique is about the same as the standard turn-over method. With this approach, the compost is found at the bottom of your pile and you will need to continue to add the coarse materials and organic materials at the top.


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Feel free to use the leaves that fall off during the fall to make your compost. You can collect all of the leaves and set them in a pile under a shaded spot. It must be a place that also is generally damp and moist. You also have to have the pile loose, so that the air will flow throughout the pile. The compost would be ready for use in approximately four to six months. There's not enough nutrients or microorganisms in this compost made from the leaves to be able to be used as a fertilizer, but it will be good as a conditioner for the soil.

Fruits and vegetable waste make great composting material, since they contain a lot of carbon and nitrogen. Other table leftovers work well too, except insects and animals will be attracted when left over bones are part of the scraps. Effective scraps include coffee grounds, eggshells, seaweed, kelp, grass and shrub clippings and pine needles. Wood chips, sawdust, corn stalks, tea leaves, wood ash, cardboard, shredded newspapers also make good material for your compost. It is probably best if you keep the compost pile covered to keep unwanted insects away like fruit flies. When you add new materials, it's always best to add some lime or calcium at the top of your compost pile. The scents originating from your compost will be neutralized this way.

You'll find that composting isn't that tough to do. Your compost pile could be made of the material you may have around your house, which will save you money, by not having to get rid of it. Composting will help make gardening simple and make your crops healthy.