Home edible plant grows are becoming increasingly popular among the health-conscious crowds. As more people become sickened by pesticides and other harmful substances on the foods that they eat, they turn to growing their own harvest. However, if you want to have a successful home grow, then you need to practice composting. Composting involves creating fertililzer for the plants that you will grow. Regardless of whether you choose to grow vegetables, fruits, or herbs, you need to make sure that they get the most nutrients possible.

Choose an area in your back yard which is away from the main house or living areas. Compost piles can smell bad, so this is important. Discard old banana peels, lettuce, carrot tops, or other natural garbage into the pile. Some people even compost old newspaper. Once you start the compost pile it will steadily degrade into a nutrient-rich soil. This is ideal for making your plants grow tall and healthy. Use a rake to pile it up in one area. You might want to build a small fence around it to keep animals from getting into the pile as well.

Grass clippings are a great form of compost. Some mulching mowers cut the grass into pieces which are far too small to harvest. Choose a mower which has a bagger on the back of it. All you have to do is empty the contents of the mower onto your compost heap. The grass clippings will degrade into usable nutrient-rich compost over a few weeks of time. This also prevents you from having to bag it up to place it at the curb for removal.

Do you ever get sick of having to rake tons of leaves in the fall months? If so, try moving them to your compost heap. Raking and bagging leaves is tedious work, so you make it easier on yourself by using a leaf blower to move them to the compost. leaves turn into usable topsoil quickly. They rot and turn into a substance which can be used for any indoor or outdoor edible plant garden.