How to Make Compost – Let’s see how do you prepare home-made the compost for your garden. If you live in the countryside and you have a relative or friend breeder of cows, then you may ask them to stock up on some hortyflor stallico for your garden, is the ideal fertilizer for almost every type of plant.
However the hortyflor stallico or manure is not so easy to find and it is not so easy to find seasoned and therefore strongly deprived of bad smell that fresh manure inevitably brings.
For these reasons, it is preferable to produce your own compost that will serve for our garden by using all those organic materials that come from the garden and kitchen scraps.
hat you need:
1. A composter;
2. Organic material to fill it (mowing grass, dry leaves, fruit peels, egg shells etc.)
Let’s be clear, if you live in an apartment building in the center of a large city is certainly better than the topsoil for your balcony you go to buy it at any garden center; This is because the preparation of compost takes long enough, a space where you can place the composter and also not enough three banana peels and four egg shells to produce compost.
Give up then? Not at all! If you live in the country it is almost certain that you have everything you need to make your own compost.
Let’s start! First you should avoid piling the material for composting, creating a mound in one corner of the garden; It can also do, but today many municipalities even offer contributions to those who want to purchase a compost bin and produce compost through the organic waste from the kitchen and the garden. Inquire then. However, the composters are built on purpose to facilitate the process of decomposition of the materials and their subsequent transformation into garden soil, which is why that its purchase is recommended; another advantage is to remove the waste from the view, which is not little.
Once you have your compost bin must find a place in the garden; the ideal place is under a tree, in place not too exposed to the sun in summer and not too much in the shade in winter. The factors that cause a lot of waste you can get good compost are few but important: proper humidity, temperature that favors the action of bacteria, proper ventilation. As already mentioned the composters that are found in commerce are specially built to meet these needs.
Now you can begin to fill our compost bin! The best compost is achieved by adding various materials: mowing grass, fruit peelings, scraps of salad, dry leaves, coffee.. waste materials are soft and the better the conditions it will create for the action of bacteria that will turn waste into compost. Avoid adding wood materials in your compost because there are limits to the ability of micro-organisms. Equally, we must avoid adding anointed material and, if possible, the roots of perennial weeds.
Maintain the right humidity inside your compost by adding water when needed: If the mixture is too dry, the action of the bacteria slowed.
Warning, if the mixture is too wet there is a risk that the material inside the compost rot resulting in emission of odors.
In three months (or so if the composting started in winter) materials are transformed definitely ideally compost for your plants. When the compost is ready it will recognize for the dark color, the soft texture and the aroma of forest land (so nothing to do with a bunch of rotting waste).
At this point, the use we can make of our compost is varied; is ideal for potted plants, it can be dug in the beds of vegetables or used as fertilizer around the herbaceous perennials. What is more important, though, is that you have got yourself your compost and, at the same time, you’ll help the environment because all the material that you used to produce it is material that should not be initiated in landfills and dispersed.