Capricorn
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what is compost ?

This may seem like a stupid question but I am new to gardening and I want want to do some organic gardening. Is compost organic in nature?

cynthia_h
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Yes. Compost is the product of plant breakdown and is both a soil amendment and a source of slow-release nutrition for plants.

To get ideas on how to make it, browse this forum. Depending on your situation, you may want a bin or may not need one.

There are many schools of thought on how to make compost, as well; choose the method that is most workable for you.

Best wishes.

Cynthia H.
USDA Zone 9, Sunset Zone 17

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