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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 more than 60 gardening books, the laidback gardener, Larry Hodgson, lives and gardens in Quebec City, Canada. The Laidback Gardener blog offers more than 2,500 articles to passionate home gardeners, always with the goal of demystifying gardening and making it easier for even novice gardeners. If you have a gardening question, enter it in Search: the answer is probably already there!

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