Fast & Effective Ways to Make Compost
Composting is a fun and rewarding process that anyone can do.
It is very easy because it is a completely natural process. You are just creating a great environment for it to happen in. But the process isn’t particularly fast, so many people wonder what they can do to make their organic wastes break down faster.
- Well, the first step is to make sure that you have a composting bin that you can turn the compost in easily.
- Making a pile of vegetation and then just letting it sit there is not going to give you the results you are looking for.
If you don’t have much money or you just want to use easily acquired materials to build a compost bin, you can make one very easily.
- Just make sure that it has plenty of holes in it so the compost can get some air flow and that you will have enough room to get a shovel or pitchfork into the compost to turn it.
Buying a composter takes a lot of the effort out of this process.
- There may be some minor assembly involved, but you won’t have to build the entire composter.
- Also, any composting machine you find should have ventilation holes in it already, and make the process of turning the compost very easy.
To make sure your pile is composting as quickly as possible, you need to make sure that it is wet.
- You need to make sure that you aren’t adding too much water, because soggy compost won’t break down properly and will start to smell bad.
When you are moistening your compost, make sure that the water is getting to the center of the pile.
- If you have a tumbling composter, this shouldn’t be an issue, but if you just have a pile of vegetation, you should poke deep holes in it before watering to make sure at least some water gets into it.
To speed up the composting process, you should also make sure you have a good mixture if wastes.
- If too much of the waste is one thing, such as leaves, it will likely take longer to break down. Make sure you have a good assortment in the pile.
- If you really want to speed the composting process up, you should think about buying some worms to add to it.
- Red worms, also known as red wigglers, are some of the very best worms that you can get for composting.
- Landfills regularly buy these worms in order to break down all the organic materials they can.
- If you add in worms, you will need to be gentler when you turn the compost, but it will be richer once it’s ready.
By changing a couple things about how you compost, you can make the process a little faster.
- But you need to keep in mind that it really isn’t something that can be rushed.
- For the best compost, you need to take your time.
Once your compost is ready, you will see great improvement to your plants and their yield, whether it is fruit, vegetables, or flowers.
Other Compost Gardening Resources:
- Guide for Making Compost – Making your own garden compost is a lot easier than most people realise. With a simple heap you can recycle most of your organic household and garden waste and enrich your garden’s soil at the same time. It’s also an extremely satisfying way to help the environment.
- United States EPA Regulations for Commercial Compost Use – Fertilizer, as defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is a single or blended substance containing one or more recognized plant nutrient(s) used primarily for its plant nutrient content claimed to have value in promoting plant growth. While compost contains many of the same characteristics as fertilizer, such as nutrients, it is not considered a complete fertilizer unless amended.