Many people love composting while the others refrain from it, as they think it is too time consuming, is smelly, or they lack suitable place for it. However, the ones who know how to do it right find all the aforementioned troubles to be no more than just lame excuses, as there are numerous composting methods that can suit everybody, be it someone living on a farm or in a modern apartment in a posh city.
The basics of composting
Composting is easy to do and has multifarious benefits to offer. Composting happens without human’s intervention as well, it takes place in the fields, in the forests but the difference lies in the speed. The natural composting is usually a slow process of decomposition that takes its own time to decompose organic substances. On the other hand, the composting that we human beings do is a faster process as compared to decomposition because we make it happen under controlled conditions.
The controlled conditions that make composting possible are the water, temperature (heat), organic material, and air (oxygen). The quantities and the ratio of these four elements make composting easy or tough. Dr Prem and Team suggests tips for you all interested in composting, which will make it an easy process.
Enclosed Compost Bins
Enclosed composting bins are ideal for small-scale outdoor composting. You can make one yourself or get form the market. These bins are enclosed form the top and the sides but an open bottom so that the compost bin sits directly on ground. Such bins make composting easier as they repel rodents, dogs, monkeys, and other pests, speed up composting process, makes composting possible throughout the year because of the high internal temperatures, and keep compost odor-free. All these benefits make composting so much easier.
Stuff to include and stuff to avoid
There is green stuff and brown stuff that are essential ingredients of composting. The green stuff includes weeds before they develop seeds, grass cuttings, fruits and vegetables, coffee grounds, teal bags and tealeaves. The brown stuff consists of fallen leaves, cardboard pieces, paper towels, plates, and paper bags, twigs, sawdust, straw, dried flowers, cotton clothes, hair or animal fur, corn husks, and egg shells.
Now come the things that are not good for composting and you should avoid these- glossy paper, plastic, cat litter, nuts, citrus fruits, fats and oils, chemical residues, manure from carnivorous animals, meat, fish, or bones.
Small chunks decompose fast
In small-scale composting plants, the smaller is better. This is in context of the scrap size. The smaller the chunk of scrap the better is the decomposition. Therefore, make sure whatever you put in the compost bin is small. You can cut down, chop or shred raw material and then put in the bin. You would experience a better and a fast decomposition process, and an efficient composting.
Place it in the sun
Composting requires heat, which is why composting bins are places at a sunny spot and they are black or dark green in color. The better the heat the fast is the decomposition process that turns scrap into compost.
Composting is profitable for environment and for the one who does it. It is an easy procedure provided people get the hang of some tips and tactics that make composting easy, effective, and clean.