The Down-to-Earth Guide to Composting

Are you frustrated by your unsuccessful attempts to compost yard waste? Or are you intimidated by all the scientific mysteries you evidently have to know to make it work?

And that ratio of greens to browns... Some experts say you need a ratio of 25 to 30 parts carbon to 1 part nitrogen - or is it 2 parts green to 1 part brown? What's the deal?

When I really got serious about gardening I wanted to start composting, but I was so intimidated. It all sounded so technical and I had no idea where to start... if it would work... or if I'd end up with a stinky, slimy mess with a black cloud of gnats circling overhead.

But I had raised garden beds I needed to fill. And our clay soil was the whole reason I was building those beds. I had to amend that awful soil. I couldn't afford to buy the amount of top soil and compost I wanted, so I had to make this work.

Compost is one of the best ways to amend and enrich your garden soil, whether you have clay or sandy soil or something in between. Compost contains essential nutrients for your plants and it changes the texture of the soil so it can hold moisture and allow the plants' roots to thrive.

Sure, I had a pile of composted goat bedding and droppings, but I'd waited three years for that pile to become usable compost. I couldn't wait another three years.

So I took a deep breath, jumped in and started composting, figuring it out as I went. And after 10+ years I've got a handle on it and want to share what I've learned with you!

In my ebook, The Down-to-Earth Guide to Composting for People Without a Science Degree, you'll learn:

  • the difference between "brown" and "green" ingredients, and why it's important
  • how to build your own compost pile from scratch
  • how to find that "magic" ratio of brown to green

Plus you'll know how to:

  • maintain it once you've built it
  • recognize that your pile is working
  • troubleshoot a compost pile with problems

Plus I'll share the last step you'll need to take before using your homemade compost.

You too can make rich, nutritious compost to amend and enrich your garden soil, recycle your kitchen garbage and yard waste, and grow a gorgeous garden. Click the button below and check it out!