10 of the best Composting tips – Easy composting at home!


hello welcome back to huge machine my name is Hewitt Judson on this child can find all sorts of videos from organic gardening where you’re going to be saving lots of money and growing your own fruits and vegetables to then cooking them with lots of delicious recipes and today I’m makes my grapevine here losing its leaves now because we’re moving into autumn already which is such a shame so got some nice creep so still just going along gradually picking some and eating them up and out today I will be sharing with you my top ten composting tips tip number one what green materials should I use in my compost bin now green materials are usually the ones that have lots of nitrogen so stuff like grass clippings just use grass leaves you can even use weeds but check out one of my other videos where I give you the basic rules of thumb of using leaves in your compost bin or not but basically just be simple yes you can use these but make sure that they aren’t flowing and they haven’t ceded other things you can use as a chicken manure chicken when yours quite good that’s full of nitrogen loads of nitrogen natural leaves as well comfrey most importantly vegetable scraps that use in the kitchen just cut them in the compost heap and those will be very beneficial and also something that some of you might not know is that actually you in and quite a few people collect urine and just dilute it a bit and pour over the compost and that is known as a real there’s quite a wonder quite a wonder thing for a compost because it has tons of nitrogen and helps them out tons of nitrogen and now the best Brahma tools you can use cardboard like egg boxes make sure it’s not glossy like it’s got that plastic cover over it so newspapers and magazines that haven’t got that glossy things we’ve still got ink I would actually recommend using it up if you haven’t cycled it already you can also use Bracken I definitely encourage you to use full leaves upon the autumn as well but even better you can make leaf mold and check my earlier video to learn how to do exactly that and also sawdust and some wood wood clippings as well so these are all really good nice bar materials ok so now for my third tip I’m going to give you is how much green and how many how much quantities of our materials do you need basically generally speaking just go for one part green material to two parts raw material and just basically skip like that you can use equal quantities of both but it usually works better if you have a bit more raw material like I said before these weeds can be composted dandelion weed so they are long roots and sometimes you can just sprout up again in your compost pile and just start a whole nother war against the gardener so I wouldn’t put down the lines but just make sure like I said that the weeds haven’t ceded I just put them in right so my fifth tip is to not combos pet rate the pets I’m speaking about a cats and dogs in particular mainly because of their microorganisms that are still in under manure but I would encourage you to compost pet ways that vegetarian for example guinea pigs and chickens if you have chickens as pets definitely compost them and you’re they’re actually really really good and beneficial for your plants but try and keep away from more domestic I wouldn’t recommend composting any meat or bones we can be composted without gist attract government and rodents rats until one that we provide your home but we do they’ll be able to say and we don’t have as many pop eggshells but strictly speaking keep away from any meat the compost pile wants to be in a warm spot really just a like to have a temperature the core temperature of about 130 degrees Fahrenheit for my friends in America and 55 degrees Celsius here in the UK that’s like the perfect temperature that worms like to live in and it’s just going to basically speed up the composting process quite a lot and now in the winter months yes it does get cold and yes that temperature will lower if you get freezing temperatures but what you can do to help you make this better it just Chuck over a fleece or blanket just do act as an insulator like the insulator in a house keeping you warm it’s just going to keep the compost pile warm and the worms warm to just let them carry on with their job and then take it back off in warmer weather see how if I did the green matter here underneath the brown matter there so next you want to every two to three weeks or even just every month want to go in with a fork and turn the pile over the so this allows oxygen to each other parts that haven’t decomposed yet therefore also speeding up with a composting process now this compost heap does look very moist and you want to keep it moist but not wet if you’re in a place that is open to a lot of rain maybe you just put a tarpaulin over it or a big plastic bag there’s been shape to just cover it because water the beneficial microbes don’t like to be flooded as you would expect there’s like it moist moist like a sponge kind of that’s what the texture you’re looking for also the compost should then be ready in about six to twelve months usually around six to nine months but six to twelve months is what you should give it if you follow the guidelines and it should be dark brown color and probably when ready the final tip I’m going to tell you is if you’re a bit short of green waste I just go ask your friends and family and leavers tightly to save their vegetable space for you so you get even more compost for free so hope you really enjoyed this video if you haven’t subscribed already please do I love to have you join us because I am just going to show the loads of different gardening tips and cooking tips and yeah so it’s like – watching and see good again very soon good bye

31 thoughts on “10 of the best Composting tips – Easy composting at home!

  1. Great update Huw!
    How do you get on with the slugs in your compost pile?
    Here I need to cover all sides and top with fine netting to avoid the slugs from invading the compost material, and lay their eggs or hibernate in it.

    Cheers, Halvor.

  2. The main rule is any vegetarian animals (Eat vegetable food only) and eat the food from organic source can be used πŸ™‚

  3. There aren't too bad, we just let the compost do what it wants and haven't had many slugs but if you do place a strip of copper wire the whole way around the compost bin and that will give the slugs an electric shock when they try to go over so they won't be able to get into your compost pile, thanks for watching Halvor!

  4. Hi huw , can you tell me please, I have had a lot of moss build up on my house roof over the last few years, which does contain some soil, in total there's around half a wheelie bin full, is this compostable?
    Thanks in advance John

  5. Why not introduce some diluted raw yogurt & organic vinegar to pickled the whole pile sealed up for a week. Then mix up with at least 50% soil. Leave for 3 weeks covered up. U hv a potent soil conditioner.

  6. If you use mostly green ingredients it goes much faster. If u use plain grass clippings and turn every couple of days it can be ready in less than 2 weeks

  7. Hi you should submit this youtube to the free film contest by the Global Compost Project here's the link https://filmfreeway.com/festival/TheCompostContest

  8. You should deal with your speech impediments>
    and your slow mentality.
    Using the "uh' as a filler in speech denotes a retarded person.

  9. Indrekk Pringi2 months ago You must be one of those American republicans like Trump!!!

    Great video and information. I am from Toronto Canada and will be building a composite pile using pallets

  10. Thank you Huw, I am just starting out in gardening and found your video very useful and informative, I'm just starting my composting pile this weekend your information helped enormously. πŸ™‚ Look forward to future videos πŸ™‚

  11. Nice video πŸ™‚
    I wonder if the tomato plant in your compost pile is a green or brown material. Is the stem a brown material?

  12. Hello Huw, thanks for the great gardening advice as usual, its truly GREAT! I have one of those plastic 330 litre compost bins with just a lid and small hatch at the bottom, and wondering how the air is going to get to the compost? Please advise on this if you can I am a bit confused on my type of compost bin, cheers.

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