Each year, move your compost trench to a different part of the garden. Begin by dividing your garden into three spaces: Zone A, B, and C. Zone A will house your compost trench, while B and C will be your walking space and plants. After year 1, move your compost trench to Zone C and your plants to Zone B. By year 3 you should be digging your compost trench in Zone B and planting in Zone A. This ensures your compost is evenly dispersed below your garden. After year three, begin the process again.
You can also place compost trenches between evenly spaced plant crops, along shrub boarders, and around flowers and vegetable plants.
This article was originally published by Fix.com.