We are working our way through a series called “Creating a Garden Calendar“. If this is your first time joining us, welcome. You are not too late to join us. Grab a calendar, pen, and beverage of choice. You will be right where we are in no time.
Compost is something I tend to forget about, that is until I need it. Then I wonder why it is I have not added more items to it weeks ago. Even more importantly, why did I not turn it sooner so thing would break down faster?
Make a note on your calendar every two weeks or once a month to turn your compost pile. This will aid in it breaking down faster and you having compost to add to your garden or beds.
If you don’t have a compost pile, think about adding one. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy or elaborate. It could even just be a pile away from the house where you dump all your extra food scraps, lawn clippings, leaves, soil from old pots, etc.
If you happen to live in a place where compost piles are not allowed, consider doing your composting under ground. In one bed of mine I have a rock that marks the last place I buried scraps. I have a system for moving from one side of the bed to the other. After I bury items in the next place, I cover them with soil then move the rock on top. In this way I am able to add compost to a bed that is very visible. It is also right outside my door, which is nice on days it is rainy or snowing and I don’t want to walk all the way to the compost pile.