There is no magic in compost making on the vegetable plot or in the flower garden.
What you need is the basic know how and then to build up experience by doing it.
- Where do you put your compost heap, bin or container?
- What can you compost?
- How do you make compost? – there’s the cool route and the hot route
- Hints and tips – all the little extra bits of know how that make things easier
- And then there are all the questions that are left – not many, just the sensible things like the cost of tools (you have a fork which is the only essential one) and the advice not to add diseased material (blighted tomatoes and potato haulms for instance).
And when your compost heap is well rotted, then you have your very own home made soil improver at no cost to your purse whilst saving sending all those useful elements such as vegetable peelings, weeds, dead flower heads and such to the tip.
Dig it in come autumn to help with the fertility of your soil for the next season.