Organic Garden Compost

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Organic gardeners can grow food using planet cooling, organic regenerative practices and petition farmers to do the same.  In an organic patio garden, we can create free fertilizer, weed preventing mulch, soil improver, and plant disease prevention by making compost and imitating nature. Compost improves soil structure, retaining more water and giving roots room to grow. Organic gardeners can start composting in a 5 gallon pail or any of the many different kinds of compost bins available. In a large backyard, open air structures can be built with wood and wire like in the picture above. Notice the thermometer on the right. As hungry bacteria transform green plants and dry leaves into compost, the temperature rises to 160 degrees and weed seeds and pathogens are destroyed.

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Start with rich soil and layer fresh green plant scraps with brown dry leaves; add vegetable scraps, fresh grass, weeds, coffee grinds; add another layer of dry leaves or dry shredded wood, water it, and let it cook. In the picture above, Jeff is standing on a pile of dry shredded wood Mark obtained from local tree trimmers.  Pictured next to the open air compost below are three different types of compost bins. The first two are homes for Red Wriggler Worms who eat fungus, algae, and bacteria, and leave the highest quality nutrients and micro-organisms for water retention, air flow, and minerals in the rich soil this compost creates. Worms are nature’s master composters, excreting a highly nitrous fertilizer called castings. Worm castings make the best food for the soil and the veggie plants.

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By layering fresh green plant scraps with brown dry leaves in their compost bin to cook under a lid, organic gardeners can make terrific food for their fruit, herb, and veggie garden.  Add a trowel full at a time of organic compost into the soil of the garden containers every few weeks to feed the soil and grow food rich in nutrients. Organic gardeners can solve some of the world’s most pressing problems by inspiring family, friends, and community organizers to compost food and plant wastes, grow organic food gardens, and cook what they grow.

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