This is Steve for Expert Village and today
we’re going to be talking about composting in organic gardening. It is very good to start
a compost pile. What a compost pile is is basically any kind of clippings or trimmings
from a vegetable source, leaves, grass, any of those you can stick in a pile with some
soil and a compost accelerator. What that will do is it will break down those different
substrates into more viable nutrients for the plants. The main thing you want to do
is avoid any types of fats or animal products. Meat and those kinds of things are very bad
for the plant. What you want to do is make sure you turn your compost pile over regularly.
That will help cause the mulching process and decomposition process to accelerate. You
need to generate a little heat. If there is no heat than your compost pile isn’t really
composting, so you want to make sure there is heat. Usually on a cold winter day you’ll
see steam coming off the compost pile. You want to make sure you water it regularly especially
during these hot summer months, that way your pile will continue to decompose. Once you’ve
created this compost you can go ahead and use it for your garden and your plants. Spread
it in your garden beds and it will help your plants grow a lot better.