Home & Garden Home How to Make Compost: The Only Video Tutorial You'll Need By Sami Grover Writer The University of Hull University of Copenhagen Sami Grover is a writer and self-described “environmental do-gooder,” now advising community organizations. our editorial process Twitter Twitter Sami Grover Updated October 11, 2018 Video screen capture. Charles Dowding Share Twitter Pinterest Email Home Green Living Pest Control Natural Cleaning DIY Family Thrift & Minimalism Sustainable Eating I've always considered myself a better compost-maker than I am a gardener. And from building a compost tumbler to composting indoors, I've posted a fair few videos on composting techniques and equipment over the years. But I'm not sure I've ever posted a video that quite so clearly, and simply, sets out the basics of how to make compost in your garden. Featuring no-dig gardening expert Charles Dowding—whose book, No Dig Organic Home & Garden, I am due to review soon—the video covers a whole bunch of useful information. And dispels a few myths along the way: —Yes, you can compost citrus fruit, he says.—No, coffee grounds are not too acidic for your compost.—Yes, if you're continually adding more materials, then adding some perennial weeds is not going to be a major problem. It is worth noting that the video uses the terms "green" and "brown" without really explaining it, unless I missed it. What's being referred to here is the mix of carbon-rich to nitrogen-rich materials. As a general rule, you want something like 20 times more carbon (cardboard, woody stalks etc) than nitrogen (grass clippings, soft vegetable scraps, coffee grounds, etc.) Other than that, this is a pretty great video. Please enjoy, my fellow compost geeks.