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How to: Make top-notch #compost for your garden

How to: Make top-notch #compost for your garden

Have you mastered the basics of home composting and want to take your eco-friendly hobby to the next level? Here’s six tips to help you go beyond simply reducing your household’s waste and use composting to create a high-quality soil amendment to use around your garden. Tip #1: Remember to water your compost pile, so it is as damp as a well wrung-out sponge. Photo: Flickr/fishermansdaughter 1. Maintain the moisture You already know that you need to regularly water your compost pile, but the importance of maintaining moisture levels cannot be emphasized enough, says Cary Oshins, director of education and outreach for the U.S. Composting Council and avid home composter since 1976. To encourage decomposition, your compost pile should be neither too wet nor too dry; it should be as damp as a well wrung-out sponge. Back to Basics: Cheat Sheet: Composting 2. Speed up the process...

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