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Many people treat composting as a method of dealing with rubbish. However, if you know how to compost, it can actually be a valuable resource for your vegetable gardens. Composting is essentially building useful nutrients that provide your vegetable plants with the vital nutrients to grow strong and healthy.

Having a self-sustaining vegetable garden can be a reality if you know how to create compost from the organic waste that you generate in your daily life. It takes some effort to have it set up but once it’s done, you’ll never need to buy fertilizers for your plants again. Applying compost to your vegetable garden can have an extremely positive effect on your soil structure and fertility. A good soil structure, together with plenty of organic materials will enable ‘locked up’ nutrients to be released to your vegetable plants, thereby increasing your yield significantly. Your soil will become alive and healthy with micro-organisms and soil bacteria that are beneficial to creating the conditions for proper plant growth.  Your vegetables will contain all the essential nutrients in the correct proportions, giving your body the vitamins and minerals it needs to function at its best.

How to make compostContrary to what most people think, composting is very simple once it becomes part of your daily life. Just keep a small container on your kitchen bench to collect scraps and make a daily trip at the end of the day to dump it into the compost bin. It’s a small effort to make, considering the huge rewards that you can reap from it. The key to making compost is never to have large clumps of a single type of material. Thin layers of hot and cold materials work best. Cold materials include leaves, shredded newspaper and dried grass clippings.  Hot materials include fresh grass clippings, manures, weeds, discarded soft plants and kitchen scraps.

If you make composting part of you daily routine, along with an effective method of growing food, you can literally save thousands of dollars per year.  This is possible simply because you won’t have to keep buying nutrients over and over. You will buy them once, hold onto them and then convert them into useful forms again and again. It’s that simple!

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