Hi! This is Yolanda Vanveen on behalf of Expert
Village. In this series, we’re going to talk about starting compost heap and learning all
about compost. What is compost? Everyone has the saying organic compost and mushroom compost.
What exactly is it? Compost is simply dead foliage from the last year. If you think about
it, in the forest plants pretty much compost for themselves. The plants come up and grow
during the spring and summer, then the leaves die back. Then they provide nutrition for
themselves for the next year. The same thing when the leaves fall down and they compost
over the winter. They provide nutrition for the tree for the next year. Over the years,
we’ve always learned that we need to pick up our composting and get rid of it. It’s
something that we don’t want in our garden. We don’t want leaves. We don’t want grass
clippings. We don’t want anything like that around us because it looks dirty. It looks
messy. Well, there’s a few simple ways that we can use compost, and it’s not that difficult.
Instead of throwing away your compost or throwing away your grass clippings in your leaves,
there’s easy ways that we can save them and use them in our garden for the next year.
Please join us as we learn about compost. In the next segment, we’ll talk about why
it is so important to compost.