Ever wondered how to compost at home? Composting is easy, cheap, and great for the environment and your garden. Many people think composting is going to create smells and invite unwanted pests, but when done right composting is odorless and pest-free!
1.Pick a composting bin.
You can choose from a wide variety of containers some containers that are good for composting you might even already have at home. These include garbage cans and wooden planks. If you don’t have any of these lying around you can buy a composting bin.
2.Choose where you will keep your bin.
You can keep your composting bin in your garden or in your house. But if you choose to keep it outside you need to make sure it is not exposed to high heat, winds, and/or animals.
What can you even compost? You can compost almost everything that comes from nature, but here are items you can compost that mostly come out of your home. Food scraps (vegetable peels, fruit cores, eggshells, etc), grass clippings, newspaper (or most types of shredded paper), sawdust in a healthy ratio, hair (and even nail clippings), and coffee grounds.
But there are a few things you should never compost because it will attract unwanted critters. Cooked or raw meat, dairy products, citrus, animal feces, diseased or insect-infested plants, and plants that have been sprayed with chemicals.
4.Break materials into smaller pieces.
Help your material break down easier by shredding it into smaller pieces.
5.Keep compost moist.
Your mixture needs to contain moisture in order to be composted. But make sure you don’t add too much water or the mixture or it will rot. Too little will lead the mixture to dry out.
6.Wait for the magic to happen.
Allow the process to happen, your mixture will only be ready in a few months but make sure to turn and mix up your mixture every few days.
Composting is beneficial because it reduces your waste, enriches your soil. I hope this article inspired you to start composting if you don’t already!