If you don’t know anything about organic gardening, you might not be aware of what compost is. It is a crucial organic compound used to enrich and fertilize the soil. Your plants require minerals and nutrients, and compost gives them that, in addition to being a mulch and a soil conditioner. Compost is also extremely effective in keeping more water in the soil for the plants to grow.
You’ll see that there are numerous ways to composting but the easiest way is the no-turn composting method. Ordinarily a pile of compost is turned weekly to speed up the decomposition, but with this method you don’t have to do it. To create compost without turning, you simply need to add lots of coarse material. A thing that works is adding straw, which allows the pile to be aerated by creating air pockets. The time it takes to using this technique is roughly the same as the standard turn-over method. Using this approach, though, you have to get your compost from the bottom of the pile, and don’t forget to keep putting in organic materials on top, together with the coarse materials as well.
When you have lots of leaves in the fall, you can use them for making your compost. The leaves you collect should be placed in a pile under a shady area of your garden. You need it to be in a location which will continue to be damp and moist. In addition, you have to have the pile loosened, so that the air will pass throughout the pile. The compost would be all set for use in approximately four to six months. There’s not enough nutrients or microorganisms in this compost created from the leaves to be able to be used as a fertilizer, but it will be good as a conditioner for the soil.
Leftovers from vegetables and fruits are good for composting since they’re full of nitrogen and carbon. Other table leftovers may be used also but they may bring in pests and animals. Beneficial scraps include coffee grounds, eggshells, seaweed, kelp, grass and shrub cuttings and pine needles. Other things that may be used too are sawdust, wood chips, corn stalks, wood ash, tea leaves, and cardboard or shredded newspapers. You’ll want to cover your pile to keep fruit flies and other pests from gathering together on your pile. If you add new materials, make sure you add some lime or calcium at the top of your pile. You will neutralize the stench of the compost any time you do this.
Composting isn’t very difficult at all. Your compost pile can easily be made of the material you have around your home, which will help you save money, by not having to get rid of it. Composting will help make gardening easy and make your plants healthy.