I am all in favor of making and using compost. Use grass clipping, leaves, kitchen waste, (no meat products), and other organic matter. In the past, I piled it up and tried to find time to turn the pile. This usually did not happen often enough and the pile got larger and so the task looked even more daunting. Then I had to transfer the compost to the garden. There is just not enough time in my day.
Finally I decided to designate one raised bed for the compost. When my kitchen compost bucket is full, I simply dig a hole in this raised bed, dump in the compost and cover it up with soil. I do this systematically across the bed. The soil I cover the wastes with, comes from the next hole for the next bucket of compost. By the time I am f
inished with a bed, the first compost is pretty well decomposed. I
simply stir the soil and am ready to plant a new crop. There is ususally an abundance of earthworms. Of course, the compost bed changes each time and eventually they all get a nice dose of compost.
The compost should be buried below 6 to 10 inches of soil. That is where the microbes are most active. If you will note where a wooden post usually rots off, it is at this depth. That is because good soil microbes are doing their job of decomposing organic material.
Organic heirloom vegetables love compost. I had a friend who was doing alot of juicing and she would save me buckets of pulp for my compost. I don't make an
exact science of composting; I just do what I can.