In my mother's day, rich "black dirt" was as close as the edge of the manure pile, but I don't have that luxury. If I want humus-rich soil in my garden, I'll need to make my own.
Last year, I started a compost pile. It isn't my first compost pile - but it's the first at this house. My old pile, I assume, is overrun with weeds by now.
My new pile waits patiently under the snow for the coming of spring, as I wait anxiously to find out how much finished compost I will reap.
I recently received a question from a reader about what things can be added to compost, which prompted me to write two articles about compost. If you are interested in making your own compost for your garden this year, check out the info in Making Compost Heaps to Add Organic Matter to Soil and How Much Organic Soil Amendments Should You Use in Gardens.
Both articles provide practical and easy-to-follow steps for improving your garden soil with finished compost.
Until Next Time . . . HAPPY GARDENING!
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