What is the Most Important Thing You Can Do for Your Compost?

Mixing Compost

What is the Most Important Thing You Can Do for Your Compost?

  • Mix It
  • Keep it Dry
  • Keep it Wet
  • TEST
  • Cover It

Answer: Mix It

It isn’t necessary to keep your compost dry, cover it, or keep it wet. Remember, composting happens naturally in fertile environments all the time. The difference is that it is normally spread out in natural environments. In a pile, rain and sun are still part of the natural process, but the compost does need mixed in order for this process to apply to the entire pile. A good rule of thumb is to mix your pile every time you add to it.