Composting Secrets For The Home Gardener

Composting, by way of a simple explanation, is when you take materials such as your kitchen scraps, and garden wastes and put them together in a compost heap or in a composting bin to decompose and turn them into humus.

Composting sounds simple and it is, so long as you know how to do it the right way, otherwise you can end up with an unpleasant, vermin attracting a heap of smelly garbage in your garden.

Good quality compost is a great fertilizer for your plants and also acts as a soil improver for your garden. If you want to know more about gardening, then you can also visit

Not only will your vegetable and fruit plants be healthier, hardier and more disease resistant, but they will taste way better if you keep them organic and fed with excellent homemade compost.

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In order to grow healthy organic vegetables then you need to know how to make your own good quality compost and there are several ways you can go about this.

While you can make compost by forming a heap of layered materials, on the ground, in a corner of your garden, it is perhaps not the easiest way or even the most convenient way to go about composting.

Most people find by far, the best way to make compost is to have a composting bin, which of course then leads us to work out just what type of composting bin will suit your particular circumstances best.

In order for composting to take place, you need to have the right levels of beneficial microbes to 'do the work' of composting or the breakdown of the organic materials you have in your pile.  These microbes which consist of various fungi and bacteria are essential to achieve success and good quality compost.


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