Home Composting Made Easy

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

home composting - fall leaves
Home composting is a great way to use fall leaves.
Photo by Barbara Pleasant
home composting - making a new pile
Author Barbara Pleasant makes a new compost pile.
Barbara Pleasant
home composting - potatoes in compost
A gardening shortcut: Potatoes will grow directly in a compost pile (and pansies like it, too).
Barbara Pleasant
home composting - decorative box
Compost bins come in many designs, from simple and inexpensive plastic mesh to decorative and durable containers.
Judy White/Gardenphotos.com
home composting - side dressing
Compost can be mixed into your garden soil, or used as a side dressing for plants, as shown here.
David Cavagnaro

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