Interested in learning about composting for beginners? You’re in the right place! Composting is an economical and environmentally friendly way to create your own nutrient-rich soil for your garden. It’s not a difficult process, but if you’re composing for the first time, there are some common mistakes a lot of beginners make. If you’re interested in developing your own compost, here are the 3 big no-nos you’ll probably want to avoid when composting for beginners.
1. Bringing Weeds to the Party
Be careful not to add just any organic matter to your compost pit. If you get anything that has weed seeds in it (even if they’ve been digested by animals…ahem), you’ll end up with a weed infestation when you add the compost to your garden. Be sure to know where everything came from before adding it to your compost. Any commercial ingredients you add would be certified weed free. Any scraps you throw in after cooking dinner must be free of weeds or weed seeds. Any grass you throw in should not have been allowed to go to seed.