November 11, 2016

How much compost do you need?

Wondering how large your compost bin should be, or how much compost you really need for your organic garden? Here are some answers…

If you’re making your own compost, you may be wondering just how much compost you need to make to feed your garden. Depending on the health of your soil, how established your garden is, and how much space you’re gardening in, you will require different amounts of compost.

A new garden space that you have just broken up from sod will require more compost to get started than a well-established garden where you have been growing for several years. Regardless, your healthy organic garden needs lots of rich organic matter!

This quick video breaks it down for you with some simple rules for determining how much compost you will need for a healthy garden each year, and how large of a compost bin or container you will need to accomplish your composting goals. She also discusses a few ideas for sourcing materials and community composting.

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About the author 

Rose S.

An avid gardener since childhood, I love sharing my passion for gardening with others! I have gardened in a number of different climates and settings, from large fenced garden plots, to tiny patio and container gardens, and I firmly believe that everyone can learn to grow at least some of their own food - no matter where you live. Growing your own food can help you take control of your own health and food supply, and there has never been a better time to get started!

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