How to Compost : Learn Organic Garden Composting Online : How to Tell when Compost is Ready

How do you know when your organic compost in your compost bin is ready to be used as fertilizer for plants in your garden? Find out in this free organic gardening video. Expert: Gale Gassiot Bio: Gale Gassiot makes her own organic compost or “gardener’s black gold.”

9 Responses to “How to Compost : Learn Organic Garden Composting Online : How to Tell when Compost is Ready”

  1. lsophial says:

    ha! then it takes about 2-3 years?
    My GOD! I rather just pile it up on a corner of my propery and let it work it self, whithout me caring for it. Let nature work on it as she pleases!
    Then why are we using the CONTAINER TO DO THE COMPOST??? What a waste of money , time and energy!

  2. powerspade says:

    The length of time it takes for compost to be ready delpends on what you put in the ccompost heap, for example I used loads of Oak leaves and theey can take 2 years to break down and yes I do turn the heap, but after 2 years it looks like black peat and is wonderful soil conditioner

  3. ctb619 says:

    6 months to 2 years?! Mine is ready in 90 days at most.

  4. gameplay1999 says:

    when is it the best time to make a compost bin in the(winter,summer,spring,orfall?)

  5. janken919 says:

    I throw my compost in my flowerbeds during the fall whether it’s ready or not. It won’t do any harm, because it’s spread out over all my beds.

  6. oleia78 says:

    yeap, it also sounds to me like a little too long. I guess it also depends on climate, here in Mexico it’s ready in a couple of months in summer and three months max in winter. Your design is interesting, but a bit unpractical for turning, as the ready-to-be-used compost is lying at the bottom…

  7. stymye says:

    to montana and benji, If you have mostly leaves(carbon) than it can take 6 mos or longer. just post some compost video

  8. benji1133 says:

    u must be real lazy tu turn iy coz it only took me 3 months,lol

  9. montanahenchmen says:

    lady its not 6 months-2 years its betweeen 2 months-4 months… I’ve dont this for 3 years

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