DIY Composting at Home

Whether you're into growing your own food or not, composting is a great way to give back to the earth, and reduce your waste. When organic waste is dumped in the trash, it will end up taking excessive room up in a landfill, as well as breaking down and releasing harmful greenhouse gases. Composting not only get's rid of these downsides but can turn your coffee grounds and vegetable peels into a remarkably strong fertilizer for any plants you grow. Compost is better for your plants than chemical fertilizer, as it enriches the soil, and studies find that fruit grown in compost ends up being much sweeter. It can, in fact, suppress the diseases that often rack house plants, as well as numerous pests that often harm your plants. Composting can provide nutrient-rich food for any of your plants, as well as reducing methane emission and your carbon footprint. 

5 Tips For Composting 

Tip 1. Brown and Green compost. Compost comes in two different types, brown and green compost. Brown compost are things like sticks, dead leaves, small branches; these are usually more substantial pieces. Green compost is softer rubbish, such as vegetable scraps, coffee grounds, rotten fruit, or grass clippings. 

Tip 2. layer your compost. When composting, you should alternate layers of Brown and Green compost; this will provide a structure within your container, as well as making the breaking down of larger pieces easier.  

Tip 3. Keep your compost pile moist. Adding water and moisture to your compost pile is a must. Whenever you add something dry into the pile, you must moisten it so that your compost pile is always being broken down. 

Tip 4. Keep your compost pile dark. Another essential tip when making a compost pile, it has to be kept dark. Cover your container with a tarp, or purchase a specialty container with a closing lid. Either way, after keeping it moist and covered for about two months, your compost should be ready, in the form of rich black dirt. 

Tip 5. Add some decomposer critters. You can add some little critters to help along your composting dreams. Nightcrawlers are obvious, but another alternative are Isopods. Remember those Pillbugs/rollie pollies you saw in your yard as a kid? Those little guys are great for breaking down organic matter. 

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