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Compost-Garden Gold


Courtesy of Mike Heath

Above Mikeke Heath turning compost.

Everybody knows what compost is, right? The black, sticky, smelly, gross stuff that we're told needs to go in our gardens and flower beds? If that's what you think of when you hear the word "compost", you're way off base. Unfortunately, far too many people do think that. In fact, good compost that has been properly prepared has very little if any odor. What you should smell is a fresh, clean, earthy aroma.

Compost is a mixture of green vegetation and brown, or dead, vegetation that has been stored and cared for in a specific manner to cause it to decay into a nutrition-rich, soil amendment...

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