Making compost is easy. It can also be emotionally rewarding through the satisfaction of recycling and making something of value from waste.

Whether gardening for flowers, vegetables or growing fruit trees – nearly all plants benefit from the nutrients found in compost and will grow bigger, stronger, and be in generally better health.

This guide is divided into two:

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Composting At Home

Composting - At homeFor an average size household / garden, home composting is capable of providing all the compost required to keep beds and borders healthy (but I prefer to use specialist potting compost for growing seedlings).

It can also significantly reduce the amount of household waste destined for landfill.

Click here to see the Composting At Home guide.


Composting At The Allotment

Composting - At the allotmentFor an average size allotment, the combined amount of compost achieved from:

  • Home composting
    Assuming transportation to the allotment
  • Allotment composting
    Recycling of weeds / plants from your plot

will not provide a sufficient quantity of compost for optimum plant growth.

Read our guide to find out more and discover alternative options.