Making Compost with a Composting Bin
video synopsis on compost by: Oleksii R.
You don’t have to be a gardener to enjoy the benefits of compost. In fact you can find rich compost materials in your home landscaping beds. Of course compost is a proper ingredient for vegetable garden, giving plants essential nutrients.
First you want to select position for your composting. Considering a location, look first for plenty of sun and have ready access to your water supply. You want it out a way, probably away from your house but close enough to be convenient. You can create or purchase closed composting bins. Of course bins are convenient and simple solution to keep the pile contains, while protecting it from weather and animals plus a reason for maintain.
Now will be using a bin we built. Whether using a bin or open area, start by laying it with a few straws, and then begin adding your layers. For kitchen and insides wastes keep a small container around hand to collect materials, than empty container into the pile as it goes full. I think your compost materials are fruit and vegetable scraps, coffee and tea grounds and egg shells. Be sure to cut big pieces into smaller parts. You can also add shredded newspapers, fireplace ash and sawdust. Things you should not compost are: meat, bones, fat, grease, dairy products, and pet waste. From your yard you can collect and add leaves and grass clippings When add your materials alternate dry materials with wet ones. These create the right mixture to help the items decompose.
Now we talk about two the most important ingredients to composting – moisture and oxygen. Your pile needs to remain moist, but not too moist in order to decompose properly. Every few weeks water the pile. Then give it a turn with a pitchfork. This allows oxygen to penetrate into ingredients you varied to keep the pile healthy. To make sure you are adding enough water, examine the small piece of a material. It should be damp but no so soggy like a sponge. Your pile should have also a good dirty smell. If it has ammonia odor – it means that pile needs more carbon materials such leaves or newspaper. If pile smells any other way – check the moisture content, it’s probably too wet and needs more dry material. The compost is ready to work on your soil, when it fells crumbly, looks dark and smells dirty…..just as compost should.
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