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:
Composting At Home
For 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.
Composting At The Allotment
For 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.