By this time of year, many of our compost piles are depleted. There just never seems to be enough. Luckily there are always plenty of weeds, dead heads, trimmings and overgrown zucchini to start all over again. If you have a compost post pile already, it's probably time to to turn it. That's one of the first chores to be overlooked when things heat up in the summer. If you don't have a compost pile, silly you. It's free fertilizer and it really isn't that much work. As they say, compost happens.
There is no better time to start a compost pile than in the fall and fall is just around the corner. The weather is cool enough to work comfortably, there's usually plenty of rain to keep the pile moist and you have all that plant debris from cleaning up and pruning back your garden beds. Even if your area gets too cold for the pile to cook all winter, it will certainly be compacted enough to give you lots of space to add to it in the spring. Don't let all that wonderful raw material go to waste this fall. Get a new compost pile started ASAP, with some help from this video.
- What is Compost?
- Video: How to Start a Compost Pile
- Composting in a Small Space
- Adding Compost to Your Garden
- Trench Composting - Composting in the Garden
Photo: © Marie Iannotti