Composting in Apartment Balcony : How to Compost At Home


Learn how to make compost at home in
balcony or Terrace if you live in an apartment or do not have garden space.
Compost improves the soil quality by releasing rich nutrients into the garden
soil. Making your own compost at home from your kitchen waste is much easier
than you think.There are four components of a compost system: nitrogen or green
ingredients, carbon or the brown ingredients, water and oxygen. The green
ingredients are kitchen scraps, grass clippings, dead flowers, seaweed, kelp, tea leaves and tea bags, coffee grounds etc. The carbon ingredients are dry leaves,
straw, hay, wood ash, shredded newspaper, cardboard, sawdust, vacuum cleaner dust,
human and animal hair, etc. Now the procedure. Take
a container with number of holes for air circulation. You can take a large pot or any
container and make a number of holes all around it. Collect your kitchen scraps in
a bag. Now add alternate layers of green and
brown ingredients. If you do not have dry leaves then use lots of newspaper
cuttings. Cover the layers with a thin layer of soil to prevent mosquitoes.
Sprinkle some water. Place the pot in the balcony where it receives direct sun.
After two three days move the ingredients and add water. Now you can add more layers as and when you have sufficient kitchen scraps. Occasionally
sprinkle water and mix the contents well. The compost will be ready in three to
four months. If temperature is low or pot size is
small then it will take longer to decompose.
Always keep the pot in Sun. if your balcony does not receive direct Sun then
composting will take more time. Music Please like and share the video. Also
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5 thoughts on “Composting in Apartment Balcony : How to Compost At Home

  1. When organic waste gets dumped in landfill it decomposes anaerobically (without oxygen). This creates methane, organic acids and hydrogen sulphide. If you compost properly, your food waste can break down, like all other organic matter does in the environment by breaking down aerobically (with oxygen) that doesn't create these harmful bi-products for the environment.

  2. The holes allow hooch to leak onto the balcony and provide an entry route for bugs. Needs improvement

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