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Comments On - How to Make Organic Compost: Do It Right


Best way to enrich the soil!
Dante, Hyde Park, MA
Posted: 8/28/2013 8:29:32 PM
I love my compost.
Galadriel, Lothlorien, ME
Posted: 7/2/2013 11:38:24 PM
We have two compost piles in our backyard and I'm wondering if there is something that we can put in our piles to speed up the breakdown. I thought I had read at some point that you could put...lyme(?) into the post to break it down more quickly. Now that I type that, I don't think it was lyme...but something similar.
Scott, Lakeville, MN
Posted: 5/22/2013 11:59:23 AM
Ooh, yummy!
Galadriel, Lothlorien, ME
Posted: 2/15/2013 11:49:55 PM
Good to know
Annie, Houston, TX
Posted: 8/22/2012 11:21:47 AM
Worm composting is my favorite way to compost because I live in a small apartment with no space for a backyard bin. I got my bin from Nature's Footprint and it's going strong two years down the road. Check it out at www.naturesfootprintinc.com/worm-factory-360.
Kate, BELLINGHAM, WA
Posted: 12/19/2011 3:23:19 PM
Great information
David, Omaha, NE
Posted: 8/20/2011 4:35:16 PM
I'm wondering if it is even possible to have non-organic compost. The very act of creating compost is an organic process. I'm a big fan of the tumbler method and use it steadily and regularly in my gardening.
Bruce, Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 2/22/2011 7:37:23 AM
Suzanne,

How exciting that you have room to start composting! We have several resources that will help get you started. Check out these pages:

- http://www.urbanfarmonline. com/urban-farm-videos/urban-farming-activities/bui- ld-compost-bin.aspx

- http://www.urbanfarmonline. com/urban-gardening/backyard-gardening/compost-mat- erials.aspx

- http://www.urbanfarmonline. com/sustainable-living/green-living/compost-benefi- ts.aspx
Urban Farm editor, Lexington, KY
Posted: 1/27/2011 8:54:23 AM
Have never composted before. Moving to a small rental house with a little back yard and looking to start composting. Any hints on getting started?
Suzanne, Seattle, WA
Posted: 1/26/2011 11:53:12 AM
I'm setting up my first compost "bin" today. My family and I have always had a compost pile on our farm, but since moving to the city that simply is not a possibility. This article is chock full of good information!
Georgia, Jacksonville, AR
Posted: 1/12/2011 6:32:05 AM
have been trying composting for 2 years,but don see good result as what i have read from articles.
wonder what hav i done wrong probably,walso would like to know, whether using different types of waste will give diiferent types of soil?eg.compost more meat than vege/fruits peel & vice versa.what will be the difference?
Thoo Pei Yean, Malaysia, IN
Posted: 10/21/2010 7:21:24 PM
I've been composting for several years and it has made a big difference in our mostly clay soil. In addition to composting the manure and bedding from our horses stalls we now have a black compost bin provided by the state of PA for taking thier compost class. The worms really move in to the garden when you start adding that compost.
Barbara, Perkasie, PA
Posted: 8/11/2010 8:51:07 AM
Composting has been a way of life for many years. I compost the slow and easy way. I dump the yard waste in the back corner of the yard and about a year later bury it in the raised beds to finish compost in the garden. It takes longer but sure is much easier.
David, Omaha, NE
Posted: 7/27/2010 5:32:25 AM
I first became aware (and fascinated!) by composting as a child. My grandpa had a big bin, and my grandma had a big tupperware bowl where all the veggie scraps went. That has stayed with me all these years, and now I proudly compost too! There is something "zen" about returning to the soil from what it provided in the first place! :)
Jada, Grayson, GA
Posted: 6/25/2010 10:33:31 AM
I have composted for many years. I always wondered, when I was a child, why my mom always dumped the dinner scraps in the corner of the garden. It makes sense to put back some os what you have taken!
Jo, Muscle Shoals, AL
Posted: 5/27/2010 12:45:32 AM

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