You might be thinking to yourself that composting is hard, you don’t have enough space, or just don’t know where to begin. Let me tell you that composting is one of the easiest and most beneficial things I’ve done for my garden, the environment, and my wallet. Composting is a natural method of breaking down organic materials and turning it back into earth. It helps reduce the amount of trash in landfills, promotes growth in your garden, and saves you money since it eliminates the need for pesticides, potting mixes, and extra water.
To build your compost pile, you’ll need to begin with carbon and nitrogen sources (browns and greens). Carbon sources are things like dead leaves, branches, and twigs (brown and dry) while nitrogen sources are things like fruit and veggies scraps, coffee grounds, and grass clippings (items that grow and are wet).