December 12, 2022
Composting is easy, and the rewards for starting your own compost are nothing short of awesome. There are a few simple steps you can follow, and they all start in your kitchen. Did you know that simple kitchen scraps make for great and rich compost? These scraps are packed with nutrients, which when composted will bolster your plants, trees, and the soil! Your garden will thank you with a bounty of harvest.
Some benefits of composting include getting that rich, dark soil that will increase the health of your plants. It'll also protect your home from pests and mold. You can easily start a compost in a bucket, barrel or even a hole in the ground, but you'll want to make sure it's draining properly. In addition, you also want to make sure to turn your compost over every couple of weeks, to allow air in. This ensures proper decomposition and helps maintain the size of the compost. Your compost will be ready in as early as 2 weeks. Pretty cool, right?
Starting a sizable compost outside? Depending on where you start your compost, you may want to add a layer of gravel or chicken wire to help keep the water out. Once you have your container, you'll want to make sure you have enough oxygen in the mix. This can be done in a number of ways, like adding a piece of wood or turning your compost regularly.
Once you have all of these essentials, you'll want to keep your compost as moist as possible. This is especially important if you're starting your compost in a container. You can do this by watering it regularly or by adding a water-retaining agent like green beans or rice. As long as you keep the compost aerated and oxygen-rich, it will break down and become soil in no time!