Composting is becoming a very popular method of fertilizing gardens. This is because composting reaps many benefits for the user, the flowers or vegetables, and for the environment. Composting is much cheaper than using other kinds of fertilizer because the matter comes from what you would be throwing away. Composting is also beneficial to the environment as the compost is kept completely organic and environment-friendly. The plants will reap the benefits as they will thrive in this all-natural environment and that will bring you bigger and healthier plants when itâ€™s time to harvest.
Composting is a method of bacteria and other elements breaking down kitchen waste and yard scrap to produce very dark, rich soil that when placed in with crops will yield the tastiest fruits and vegetables and the largest flowers! There are many things that can be composted including kitchen waste and yard waste that is completely organic, with no chemicals on them, tea bags, coffee filters and coffee grinds, bread with nothing on it, plain pasta with nothing on it, fresh lawn clippings, natural garden debris, and peanut shells. The compost should be an equal combination of green mix and brown mix. Green mix includes any of the organic matter mentioned and the brown mix includes twigs, woodchips, and hay. Itâ€™s important to note that when adding items to your compost pile, the smaller they are broken up before being added, the more quickly they will decompose, which is the end goal.
Along with what should be added to the compost, there are some items that should definitely never be placed inside the bin. These items include meat, dairy, food that has been oiled or sauced. These foods are likely to attract pests and unwanted animals such as raccoons. Any kind of animal waste should not be added because they can contain chemicals and other things that could be toxic for humans. Itâ€™s also important to know that if any items that are not organic are placed inside the bin, they will not decompose and could harm the other compost.There are many different styles of compost bins to choose from. Along with the trend of going green, showing off your planet-friendly side is becoming quite fashionable. Compost bins are now often used as decoration in oneâ€™s garden because the bins are being designed so beautifully. You can place the compost bin in any area but there are a few things to keep in mind. Although sun or shade will make a great place for composting, the sun will heat the pile and make it decompose quicker. Be sure to place it wherever there is a convenient spot. Most people like to have them outside their kitchen door or window, or close to their garden. Also make sure that your compost has a lid so that it will not attract unwanted pests or animals.
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