Using Organic Compost

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Organic compost is a great way to rejuvenate and stimulate plant growth within your garden. Learn more about organic compost and how it's used from a professional organic gardener in this free gardening video. View Video Transcript

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Jeff Belli

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Now that we've made compost, here's something from one of my own compost piles I've finished. We worked it down from last year, and all last year, it was working. And we used it in our garden. You can see there's full of a lot of little bugs and microorganisms, and we're going to use it today to feed our plants. So we're going to take a little bit of this, and you can see how rich it is. This is a mulched-in bed, a little raised-bed garden, and I'm going to take a little bit of this now. With this compost, it's really strong, so you only have to have like about a half inch to a quarter of an inch over your bed. And my bed's mulched in. This compost is going to go on top of the mulch, and I'm not too worried about any weed seeds being in here because there shouldn't because they cooked down, and most of them got destroyed. And a lot of them won't come back up, the seeds won't come back up because this mulch is in the way. So we're going to kind of mulch around here with the compost, create a nice little layer which will feed these little lettuces. Here we have some cilantro, and we have some bitter greens over here. Make sure that we get some on them. Just layer it in here, and this takes the place of having to go out and buy fertilizers. This is an organic method of growing and using everything that's on this property to make the nutrients that we need for our plants. Very sustainable, very economical. Ok, there we go, looking good.