Bury That Compost

For robust vegetables, grow them adjacent to your compost.
August/September 2012
http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/compost-zm0z12aszhun.aspx
Compost your food scraps for a free, beneficial amendment to your garden soil.


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To use compost in my garden, I dig a hole 12 to 18 inches deep. I fill the hole most of the way up with compost and plant tomatoes, eggplant and beans around the hole.

Early on, I water the plants directly, but I also put water into the hole with the compost. The plant roots grow toward the moisture and compost to feed. Last year, my tomato plants were 6 feet tall.

William Gopffarth
Keller, Texas