Compost Magazine

Composting tips, advice and science.

How to Make Compost

Ready to get the most out of your garden and turn waste into black gold? It’s time to learn about composting! Here you’ll find clear, step-by-step instructions, informative articles and pro tips on the composting process that will help you become a master composter in no time.

If you’re totally new to composting, start off with our home composting guide, while experienced composters might want to find out our 17 tips for speeding compost up!

Brewing compost tea.

Compost Tea: What is it, how to use it and does it work?

Both gardening and composting are full of controversy.  Compost tea is no different.  You’ll find experts and scientists that believe compost tea makes no difference to plants – and could even be harmful. You’ll also find other experts that are convinced it can prevent disease and introduce beneficial microbes to your soil.  Let’s take a …

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Man turns compost from one compost bin into another with a spade.

17 Composting Methods – Plus How to Choose the Best One For Your Garden and Your Needs

If you think there’s only one or two types of composting, you might be in for a surprise.  There’s actually dozens of ways you can turn organic waste into a soil amendment so valuable it’s called ‘black gold’. Each composting method has its pros and cons – and its fans and detractors! In reality, most …

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Horse manure compost held cupped in hands.

What Is Compost?

So you want to know more about compost?  You’ve come to the right place! In this guide, you’ll find a brief overview of what compost is, along with lots of links to more in-depth guides to explore at your leisure. (If you’d prefer to learn more about how compost is made, see our companion guide: …

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