Compost a Gardeners Delight
Isn't it a gardeners delight, that all that waste food that we can't or don't want in the kitchen is such a
good compost food source for the plants in our garden.
What makes it better is the fact that we can grow vegetables in our gardens, cook and eat them, and whatever we
don't use goes back into the garden to make the next lot of vegetables grow better and healthier than ever.
Compost not only helps to feed your plants by improving the quality of the soil but it can also control
diseases in the garden.
You can create compost simply by throwing all your
waste on a pile and waiting for it to rot, however this can take quite a long time if the compost pile is quite
The rotting process is aided by keeping the heap moist and this might require watering in hot
climates. Having the compost in an enclosed container can help to retain the heat, which will speed up the
It is possible to buy specific containers that are made for fast composting and apart from the fact that they
will keep your yard looking a lot tidier, you will get the benefits of using the compost sooner and there will be
less 'bad smells' in your garden.
Contained compost are also a lot better at keeping vermin out which can become quite a problem with
uncovered waste on your property.
Some of the premium compost containers can be rotated, thereby giving you access to the compost at the bottom of
the container, which is ready for use without having to dig through the fresh waste at the top.
This convenience will ensure you have quality compost that you can use as soon as it is ready rather than
waiting months for the contents to rot.