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The Essentials of Composting

Composting lets you dispose of garbage without sending it to the landfill. You can throw organic matter into a compost pile and with little effort harvest rich organic matter to enrich your garden soil.

Choosing a Location for Your Compost Pile

You've decided to get into the composting game. Way to go! First, you need to figure out a good location in your landscape to situate your composting efforts. To be a good neighbor, take into account your [more…]

How to Build a Compost Pile

At last, you're ready to start piling up the goods. You can speed decomposition by creating a pile of optimum proportions and prepping ingredients before tossing them on the heap. The basics of building [more…]

Aerating a Compost Pile without Turning It

In aerobic composting, oxygen is needed for decomposition. Decomposing organisms use up initial air supplies quickly. Without sufficient oxygen to fuel the composting organisms, the process slows. Decomposition [more…]

How to Tend Your Compost Pile

A well-constructed pile can be left to rot on its own timetable, rewarding you with useable compost in three to six months. If you want to dig out black gold faster than that, or if you didn't have quite [more…]

A Basic Compost Recipe

This easy recipe for a freestanding pile works well for just about anyone. You can also follow these instructions but layer the material in a bin of some sort, if you choose to use a compost container. [more…]

How to Speed Up Your Compost Pile

If you build a basic compost pile, you'll have harvestable compost from the bottom and center of the pile in three to six months. To speed up the composting process, you have to invest a little more time [more…]

How to Build a Hot Compost Pile

If you want compost in a hurry, a hot pile suits your style. They heat up to temperatures of 120 to 170 degrees Fahrenheit (49 to 77 degrees Celsius) within 1 to 5 days, with 150 degrees Fahrenheit [more…]

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