It is very rewarding to make your own compost. You can make one of the most nutrient-rich soils for your garden plants and vegetables without putting a strain on the environment. This is totally in conformity with nature and the healthiest way to feed your garden.
Building the Heap
You need to start preparing the area or container that you are going to use. You can either just build a heap by the garden or in your backyard or buy a fancy bin to contain your compost.
The best way to build a heap is with wood because it is the most economical and eco-friendly material. You simply need to build four sides of the same size to contain it and have one side be removable so you can move the compost through it in order to mix it or remove it.
Then you need to cover the bottom or your compost heap with biodegradable material like straw, twigs or newspaper. This will help it to have better drainage and will help produce compost more quickly.
What can you compost?
Organic waste that you can put into your compost heap would include things like grass clippings, fallen leaves, flower and vegetable waste, small twigs, straw, hay, peat moss, fruit and vegetable peelings, tea bags, and coffee grounds.
Heating it up
In order for your organic waste to turn into compost, you will need heat. You can accomplish this by layering soil with layers of waste. This will help trap the heat in and your waste will turn into compost faster. You can also get heat into your compost heap by keeping it covered. You can use a blanket or layer of plastic.
Your compost will take approximately 3 months to be ready. You can help things along by turning the heap every few weeks. You just need to uncover your heap and use a large stick or shovel to turn the compost in order to distribute the heat.Tags: Healthy Compost Heap, the first, Heat things, uncooked vegetables, Other Way, you can, Shredded newspaper, tea bags, Fruit and Vegetable, human interest