Composting for Beginners At Home: An Easy Guide


Beginners guide to composting at home. Composting for beginners at home. Learn
how to make compost at home using kitchen and garden wastes. Follow the
step-by-step instructions to make your own organic compost and recycle your
kitchen waste. Please have a look of my potted garden and see the magic of
adding compost to the soil. The compost improves plant growth by adding organic
matter to the soil which acts as a very good fertilizer. Compost enriches soil,
retains moisture and suppresses diseases and pests. Compost returns valuable
nutrients to the soil to help maintain soil quality and fertility. Please subscribe to my channel and press
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video. Things you will need to make your own
compost, the composting area or a compost bin, green ingredients, brown ingredients,
water, oxygen and a garden fork. The composting requires nitrogen and carbon.
The nitrogen is provided by green materials such as vegetable scraps, fruit
peeling,s grass clippings, dead flowers, garden weeds, seaweed kelp, tea leaves and
tea bags, coffee grounds and filters, eggshells etc. The carbon comes from
brown material such as dry leaves, dead plant,s
woody twigs, straw, hay, pine needles, wood ash, newspaper, cardboard, sawdust, corn
cobs, vacuum cleaner, dust etc. First select a sunny corner in your garden and
place a compost bin. The compost bin should be open at its base and have
holes on all sides for air circulationl You can make your own compost bin by
using old fence material or wooden strips. You can start a compost pile in
open in a garden corner. Compost layers, the layer thicknesses are
approximate. Lay a five inch thick layer of twigs as a base layer for providing
drainage, then put a three inch layer of green ingredients, followed by a four
inch layer of brown ingredients. Sprinkle water to keep the heap moist, cover with
newspaper clippings to keep insects and flies away. Continue with green and brown
layers until the heap is three to four feet high. Always keep the bin closed to
raise the temperature or with an old blanket if composting in open. Do not add in the heap cooked food, meat,
bones, seafood waste, dairy and bakery items, plastic, metal, glass, diseased
plants ,weed seeds, and bulbs etc. Music Both water and oxygen are needed for decomposition. The oxygen is added by turning the components periodically. The composting process will speed up by
turning your heap in three to four weeks with a garden fork to aerate it. Chop the
ingredients to smaller size, also adding some earthworms, manure or compost will
add bacteria to speed up the process. The compost becomes ready for use in four to
six months time depending on the size of the pile the ingredients and dampness
and aeration. Bote that partial decomposed compost is also good for your
garden

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