Composting at home is a great way to recycle organic waste while improving the quality of your garden soil. Composting is not only good for your plants, but it’s also an environmentally friendly way to reduce waste. We will explain how you can easily start making compost at home and how to use it to fertilize your garden.
Choose a suitable place for the compost binTo begin, choose a suitable place for your compost bin. It should be dry, shady and near water. You can make a compost bin yourself from wood or buy a ready-made one.
Collection and layering of materialsStart collecting organic waste. This includes kitchen waste such as fruit and vegetable peels, eggshells, coffee grounds; and garden waste such as leaves, grass and plant debris. Layers of different types of materials will speed up the composting process.
Regulating the ratio between green and brown materialsIt is important to maintain the correct ratio between “green” (rich in nitrogen) and “brown” (rich in carbon) materials. The recommended ratio is about 1 part green to 2 parts brown materials.
Regular mixing and moisture maintenanceThe compost needs to be stirred regularly to allow oxygen to enter, which is crucial for the decomposition of the material. It is also important to maintain an adequate level of moisture – the compost should be moist, but not soggy.
Use of compost in the gardenOnce the compost is mature, it can be used to improve the quality of the soil in your garden. Compost can be used as topsoil or mixed into the soil before planting.
Making compost at home is an easy and effective way to improve soil fertility and contribute to a healthier environment. By recycling organic waste, you not only reduce the amount of waste, but also create valuable fertilizer for your garden. Get started today and you’ll soon see amazing results in your garden!