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How to make garden compost

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In this video clip from Gardeners’ World, Monty Don shares his enthusiasm for composting and takes you on a step-by-step tour of his composting system at Longmeadow. He explains what he puts in, how to keep a good balance of ingredients, and how to prepare material so it decomposes quickly. He rounds off by looking at how and why to turn compost, how long it takes to rot down, and how to tell when it’s ready to use. It’s sure to inspire you to give it a try.
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