In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Michelle Balz, author of the new book, "Composting for a New Generation" about how you can and should make great compost for your home vegetable garden.
There is no doubt that the best thing you can do for the soil that your crops are going to grow in is mix in good, quality compost every gardening season. This helps keep the nutrients level high for your plants to flourish and thrive.
Michelle is going to come on and share with you a number of different composting techniques you can use that is sure to fit your budget, lifestyle and the size of your property.
From there she'll tell us about some common composting mistakes, the different ingredients that make up an excellent compost pile and why, even if you have never composted before, will still be able to make great compost.
Michelle Balz is a long-time backyard composter with a passion for reducing our impact on the planet.
She spends her days writing laid-back advice for home composters in the Confessions of a Composter blog, teaching classes on backyard composting, and learning everything she can about composting, recycling, reusing, and waste reduction.
Since 2002, Michelle has worked as a solid waste (a.k.a. garbage) professional encouraging residents and businesses to reduce their waste and use fewer resources.
Michelle has a bachelorís degree in Environmental Studies and a masterís degree in Professional Writing both from the University of Cincinnati.
She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her high-school-sweetheart-turned-husband Adam and two adorable children Benjamin and Emily.