Making your own compost is a vital aspect to growing an organic garden. The right compost will effectively introduce bacteria, worms, and insects which all encourage robust plant growth. It also prevents weed growth, reduces, evaporation, and insulates the soil. Here are few steps you can take to make your own compost today.
Gather the materials that you will use to make your own compost. This could include a compilation of leaves, fruit and vegetable scraps, straw, grass clippings, wood chips, small twigs and/or animal manure.
Add a layer of mixed plant material. At this point, you can enhance your pile with cow or horse manure if you'd like.
Wait three weeks and then use a spading fork to dig into the pile and turn it over, redistributing the contents. Turn it again after five more weeks.