If you have zero experience, let me give you a few simple ways to do it.
1. If you want to just do your flower bed, make a small trench behind where your plants will grow. Pile up the dirt toward the plants. In this trench put your kitchen waste, leaves, grass clippings, etc, layering with the dirt from the trench. This should be close enough for the plants to access the nutrients as they leach down to the roots. Don't forget to water when you water your plants. This will get you started.
2. As you become more experienced at composting, you can do this between rows in your veggie garden.
3. Then you come to the pile when you have access to large amounts of compostables available like hay, manure. Always layer, water and be sure to turn, usually with a fork to inject air into the pile to aid decomp and keep away odors.
Browns + Greens + Soil = Compost
Browns are leaves, sticks, hay
Greens are kitchen scraps
Soil contains the necessary bacteria, insects and worms that break down the compost.
Don't let your compost dry out.
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