Laidback Gardener Tip of the Day

Composting on the Spot

kompostNo need for a compost bin or even a compost pile to produce compost. You can simply compost on the spot by digging a hole in the garden, placing green waste inside, then covering it up (this is often called “pit composting”). You can even simply dump garden wastes directly on top of your garden’s mulch, perhaps between or behind plants so it won’t be so visible. Some wastes decompose more quickly than others, especially those that are chopped up finely, but eventually earthworms and soil microorganisms will decompose any organic material.

Sometimes life is sooooo simple!

Garden writer and blogger, author of 65 gardening books, lecturer and communicator, the Laidback Gardener, Larry Hodgson, passed away in October 2022. Known for his great generosity, his thoroughness and his sense of humor, he reached several generations of amateur and professional gardeners over his 40-year career. Thanks to his son, Mathieu Hodgson, and a team of contributors, will continue its mission of demystifying gardening and making it more accessible to all.

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