Organic compost is an essential ingredient in gardening activities; here are the basic steps to make organic compost.
- Based on the amount of organic waste, the containers enclosure can be large or small. It’s best to lay the waste tightly packed together as it decomposes easily than when spread out
- Place the compost container in a sunny location to speed up the process
- Heap up the ingredients in the container to build up natural heat in the compost mixture
- Common household organic matter such as plant matter, newspaper residue, wood, leaves, kitchen waste and grass clippings are ideal constituents for a compost filling
- Add appropriate amount of water to keep moisture content intact in the compost mixture
- Avoid meat and dairy products as they tend to create a strong odor and attract raccoons and pests.
- Chopping items into small pieces can help the breakdown process easier
Keep it fresh:
- Keep adding some fresh organic compounds to the compost pile occasionally to keep the mixture active with microbes
- Turn the compost mix over with a pitchfork or a shovel every 3-4 days for better results
Commercially available Organic Recycled Compost:
- Recycling companies such as Agriscape, Inc. offer recycled compost of high quality
- Readymade compost enables you to speed up your gardening needs as sometimes compost can take weeks to break down completely
- Some compost can be made from organic waste obtained while using a rental dumpster.