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In-Garden Composting

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When you’re cutting back the yard and garden, make use of all that extra organic matter! Try “in situ composting” or “in-garden composting.”

In-situ composting means that you are composting directly where you’re going to grow. It is simple and it’s a great way to deal with a glut of compostable material. Worms and microbes in the soil will do a fantastic job of turning all that organic matter into crumbly, nutrient-rich compost, right where you want to use it.

In this short video we demonstrate three easy ways to compost directly on and in your garden beds to help you improve your soil and prepare the soil for bumper crops next year!

If you love growing your own food, why not take a look at our online Garden Planner here: ​https://gardenplanner.almanac.com

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Karen (not verified)

1 year 1 month ago

Is in situ composting also advisable for raised beds?

I suppose you could compost right on top of a raised bed or in a raised bed, if that’s what you mean. It’s possible that kitchen scraps could attract vermin near your veggie beds, but I suppose if you bury them well, it might not be a problem.

sarasbank (not verified)

3 years 4 months ago

I also love to do gardening thats why I read this blog and I found it very interesting, keep sharing more.

mica (not verified)

5 years 1 month ago

Hi, love the idea of doing this instead of a separate pile. Can i also add my used coffee grounds and filter or paper to this style of composting? thank you!

samuel battistoni (not verified)

3 years 1 month ago

In reply to by mica (not verified)

yes