Composting for Beginners
Composting your kitchen and garden waste is a great way to reduce the amount of waste you dispose of in your rubbish bin. By composting your waste you can generate a free source of rich compost to help improve your garden, and also help to reduce global warming in the process.
How does home composting help to reduce global warming?
At the point when sent to landfill natural waste is compacted under tons and huge amounts of other waste sorts. The organic waste, in this way, needs more access to air, which confines the waste from having the option to decompose appropriately. Instead of decomposing, methane gas is produced which contributes to global warming.
Composting – The Compost Bin
The first step to start composting at home is to get a compost bin. You can either buy a compost bin or you can make your own. Compost bins can be bought from the majority of garden centers. The government-funded Recycle Now Home Composting Campaign also sells discounted compost bins.
The next important step is to decide where to position the compost bin, which can affect the overall quality of the compost that is produced. For best results place the bin in a well-drained area that has good access to sunlight. The drainage will enable excess water to drain out of the compost and placing the bin in a sunny spot helps to speed up the composting process.
What kind of waste can I put in my compost bin?
There are plenty of regular waste things from your garden and kitchen that can go into your compost bin. These are separated into Greens and Browns. Greens are the sort of things that give dampness and nitrogen and are quick to rot. Items classed as Greens includes:
Browns are waste items that take longer to rot but provide pockets of air, along with fiber and carbon. This includes items such as:
Newspapers (scrunched up)
Toilet roll tubes
Twigs and hedge clippings
How do I make a good quality compost?
In order to make decent quality compost, it is critical to utilize a decent blend of both ‘green’ and ‘brown’ wastes. It is essentially an instance of checking the compost and adding increasingly waste depending on the look of the compost. For instance, in the event that it looks too dry increase green waste, and on the off chance that it looks too wet include increasingly brown waste. Occasionally it is likewise a smart idea to blend or turn the contents of your compost bin to add air.
How long will it take for my compost to be ready to use?
This will vary depending on the mixture of waste that is placed into the compost bin, the surrounding conditions and the weather. In general, it should take between 6 and 9 months for your finished compost to be ready to use.