I’m a lazy gardener. I admit it. I should buy a composter but I haven’t. Instead, a couple years ago we set up a space between our fireplace and yard shed for composting. I surrounded it with rabbit wire and landscape fabric ala Pinterest. Last year it got covered with wood pieces from around the property, so we didn’t add much to it. Previously we added grass clippings, leaves, kitchen scraps (plant based) and the like.
I dug around in it and guess what I found?! COMPOST! Black gold.