Firstly, what is composting?
If you’ve never composted before, you’re probably curious as to why there’s a whole week dedicated to celebrating it!
Composting is the process of decomposing organic materials like food scraps and wood/paper products. Compost (the end product) is a soil-like substance that can improve the soil structure, aeration and water retention of your garden or houseplants. It’s often called ‘Black Gold’ because it’s such an amazing product to help grow fruits, veggies, flowers, plants and herbs.
Composting works by layering wet and dry organic materials together in a bin or compost pile and allowing heat, moisture and time to work its magic. Soon enough, you’ll be left with a pile of dark, crumbly compost that can be mixed in with your existing garden soil!