Gardening is a lost art that has recently been making a comeback in a big way. For a variety of reasons that include everything from a relaxing hobby to growing their own food, people are regaining the knowledge of gardening. One of the basic requirements of gardening is creating compost.
Composting is a natural process of recycling organic material such as leaves and vegetable scraps into a rich additive to the soil. Compost energizes the soil and provides a rich nutrient filled environment which makes it possible for vegetables to feed themselves more efficiently.
It is not hard to see why most experienced gardeners find it a necessity to have compost around. But it’s not just that people say compost is good for the garden, research shows that compost enhances the ability of common tomatoes and other vegetables to stand up to common disease and may also improve their flavor and nutrition.
So where do most people get their compost? Depending on the level of expertise and what is being grown, compost can either be store bought, or made by the growers themselves.
If you are a beginning gardener you can start out with store bought compost, but it’s so easy to make at home that it will be a simple step to go into making it yourself. Compost is made of many things that people commonly throw out. Things like coffee grounds, tea, fruit peels, and other organic matter from the kitchen can be used. In addition, you can throw in most of your lawn trimmings like leaves and grass.
All you really have to do is gather all the material into a pile and let nature do the rest. To get the best results there is just a little more to it and there are other ways and there are even compost vessels that can be purchased if you don’t have the space for a pile. Look online to see what compost strategy best works for you.