How to Make Compost: by someone who did it…

Sure. Anyone can make compost. But, can they really make it?

Compost isn’t the hardest thing in the world to create – it’s just a matter of mixing a whole heap of dead organic matter and leaving it to its own devices. A few weeks to rest, then turning it over every few days and Voila! you have compost.

Six weeks ago I set out to journal the process of making my own compost. From the start, through each turn and then the final product. I didn’t want to bore you with all the photos so I limited it to just the ones you needed to see.

Here’s how I make compost and what I use it for… is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Additionally, we participates in various other affiliate programs, and we sometimes get a commission through purchases made through our links.