Gardening has become all the rage these days. Back in the day, gardening was seen as a hobby for our retired abuelitas or as something purely decorative for your home.
However, worldwide phenomena such as the COVID-19 pandemic sparked interest in gardening in younger generations. Being socially isolated had our minds craving for stimulation, and gardening happened to be something you can do from the comfort of your own home.
I admit I also fell into the gardening hobby but quickly realized it was not as simple as watering plants and giving them sunlight.
One of the main reasons my plants were not prospering was soil quality. I kept them in the soil that I bought them with at home improvement stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s, and the result was plants that rarely ever sprouted.
Once I started looking at gardening tips and tricks, I stumbled upon compost and the importance of using it.
Compost is a blend of organic matter, such as kitchen scraps and dead leaves, to enrich and improve the soil. Using compost, your soil will become valuable and provide your plants with all the nutrients necessary to grow.
I know it can seem like a daunting task at first when you want to tackle the art of gardening and composting.
If you are not sure how to get started with composting, check out these TikTok accounts that will help you learn how to make compost.
@xavierbotanicSuper excited to use this finished compost! My plants are going to go nuts!♬ Oblivion – Grimes
Xavier Botanic focuses on creating easy-to-follow, how-to videos regarding compost and growing plants. He has made videos on making basic compost piles, and his goal is to “heal and fix your soil.”
The way he explains things makes them feel so simple and uses words we can all understand.
GG The Garden Girl
@ggthegardengirl Beginner Gardener Tip When Sowing Seeds #gardeningtips #GardensOfTikTok #seeds #seedlings #ggthegardengirl #gardentok #gardening101 ♬ original sound – Bren 🌱Come garden with me !
One of my favorite ‘TikTokers’ is GG The Garden Girl. She focuses on living a sustainable life and has a beautiful garden that she tends to.
Using her tips and tricks, she has been able to grow a flourishing garden that provides food and beautiful plants. She talks about soil and how to make compost in various videos.
@compostable.kate Compost is not just a pile of inert scraps sitting in a forgotten back corner of your yard. It is a living, breathing system that supports a complex web of microbes and organisms. All the life buzzing around your #compostbin is hard working & hungry. Like all life on earth your #compost ♬ Love You So – The King Khan & BBQ Show
Compostable Kate is a self-proclaimed compost coach. Her videos are not only educational but also fun.
She uses entertaining, trending audios to teach her audience all there is to know about compost. She actually records herself throughout the entire process so that we can visualize what she uses in her composting.
Now that the weather is warming up let’s start enjoying all nature has to offer, starting in our backyards.