Saturday, May 8, 2010

Build A Compost - Secrets

Building a compost is not very difficult. The main thing that you will need is patience. It does not happen over night but it is worth the wait.

There are tumblers the can be used to speed up the process. Even the best tumbler takes about three to four weeks.

Just pick out an unused part of the yard, maybe out of sight even. A compost pile does not produce any odor, if it is done right. It can be unsightly though.

Once your spot is picked out then it's time to start composting. Begin with a nice layer of sticks or some kind of course material. This will supply good aeration from the bottom of the pile.

The next layer start with green matter. There is really no good reason to start with green matter you can just as easily start with brown matter but you are going to alternate to make layers.

Green matter items from your kitchen, vegetables, fruit peels, coffee grounds and there filters, nut shells. Just about any kitchen waste will qualify.

Brown matter is the items that will come from outside. Leaves, sawdust, wood chips, paper items (simple black and white print only), and sticks laying around in the yard.

After these two layers add another aeration layer. hay, sticks, straw or anything else course you can think of.

After the materials have been added put a little moisture on the pile. Not to much, think of a damp sponge.

You might add a handful of dirt every once in a while as dirt contains microbes that will help kick the compost process into gear.

Then after you build a compost stack you will just need to be patient. You will have rich compost to spread over your plants in no time.

When the items begin to break down compost will be formed. But it does take a while so you should be patient. Your garden plants will love compost fertilizer, it's well worth the wait. Click here for Free information on how to build a compost.

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