THIS ARTICLE FIRST APPEARED ON ONE GRACE-FILLED LIFE.
We all do! No matter if you are a beginning gardener, or your teaching master gardening classes to the rest of us, we all nervously wring our hands in the middle of a summer drought, and throw tantrums when garden pests have won yet another battle in our never ending war against them. But, there is one tried and tested way to drastically improve the likelihood of garden awesomeness. Composting!
Compost is my #1 tip for a beautiful garden with bountiful produce! It’s called black gold for gardeners!
So, what exactly is compost?
Compost is a combination of various decaying organic material, such as grass/hay, leaves, decaying food waste & animal or fish carcasses (be careful as to where you are composting, as these ingredients can attract pests) and dead plants. If left to her own devices, Mother Nature produces compost from these materials over many years. We can do it at home over weeks and months!
What you can & can’t compost (these two fantastic illustrations are by Robin Clugston, illustrator extraordinaire). Check her out!