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One of my biggest goals is to create a self-sustaining growing environment where the leaves that fall each year and my families food scraps along with chicken droppings create enough food for my plants the following year.
For years I have been working not just to create a compost pile but to create one that is large enough, well several, to fill my raised beds, pots and hills each year and offer maximum nutrition. I do not want to bring in truckloads of organic compost. It’s not sustainable.
This all starts with one compost pile. Big plans like this are impossible to live out if you are not at least composting something. Starting a compost pile is also very easy. It is a way to turn waste into highly nutritious growing material. You would be foolish not to get involved in this effort!
Compost can even be used to heat spaces!
Tight on Space
If you are composting in small spaces you should invest in a compost tumbler that will keep your composting materials in one spot. This is great if you are living in a city or an urban area where just having piles of leaves is not an option.
These are great options for people who are also involved in neighborhoods that are going to hold you to HOA standards.
Turn it Often
One of the biggest problems that people have with compost is not turning it enough. They make the pile and then it just sits there for a long time and doesn’t become anything. The more you turn and water your pile the quicker it will breakdown so be vigilant in that.
There are lots of tips and tricks to starting a compost pile and anyone can make nutrient-dense for their plants. This will transfer to your food and you will be eating the best food you can get your hands on.