Harvesting and Using Garden Compost

Most gardeners are a few years in when they learn that just like the crops we grow, garden compost is seasonal. Warm summer temperatures invigorate the life forms large and small that decompose organic matter, so autumn is a natural harvest season for garden compost. It’s also prime time for building a new heap or filling a bin with the current year’s spent plants, so let the composting fun begin!

Turning a Compost Pile

I like to start by turning a pile that’s been getting bigger …

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