Compost Made Easy

These 10 facts about composting will help you turn food and yard waste into garden gold.



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Author Barbara Pleasant makes a new compost pile.
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Composting is a great use for fall leaves.
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Compost helps plants grow better by improving the soil’s structure and water-holding capacity, and by increasing the supply of nutrients the soil provides for your plants.
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Compost can be mixed into your garden soil, or used as a side dressing for plants, as shown here.
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Compost bins come in many designs, from simple and inexpensive plastic mesh to decorative and durable containers.
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A gardening shortcut: Potatoes will grow directly in a compost pile (and pansies like it, too).
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