Fall / Winter Garden Clean-Up – Don’t Forget To Compost It!

Simple pallet compost bin

Simple pallet compost bin

Many Northern gardeners are nearing the time for their first frost. Time to clean up your garden removing old summer crops to ready your garden for it’s winter rest. Composting is an excellent way to dispose of all of your old garden plants and a good place to dump most of your kitchen food waste.

After your compost pile sets all winter, doing it’s job of converting plant waste into good healthy soil building compost, next spring you can till this into your garden soil improving both garden soil texture and adding much needed nutrients to your garden soil.

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United States EPA Wastes – Resource Conservation – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – Composting web site. You are paying for it so please use it as a good reference site. Composting will save you a lot of money buying fertilizers and your garden will be chemical free. Plants will grow better, faster and produce more while improving your garden soil year after year.

University of Missouri Extension has a very useful publication fact sheet covering:
Selecting a compost method
# Wire-mesh holding unit
# Snow-fence holding unit
# Wood and wire three-bin turning unit
# Worm composting bin
# Heap composting
As well as information on constructing your composting unit.

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