December 2, 2016
What is compost? A decayed mixture of organic substances sums up compost. The process involves recycling organic materials to make a fertilizer. Composting also cuts down on large trash amounts left behind. Throwing some expired wine and fruit scraps together to fertilize a potted plant may be one of the greenest things you can do. Whatever goes into the mixture, composting creates a better habitat for bugs, worms and more, while improving the quality of your garden.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
- 1 trash can
- 1 drill
- 2 bungee cords
- Drill about 10-15 holes on each side of your trash can, and on the bottom to let in more air. Also drill a few holes on the lid.
- After, fill the can a third full with grass clippings and leaves, with some kitchen waste. Spray the leaves with water to dampen them.
- Use your bungee cords to secure the lid on the bin.
- To mix things up, roll the bin around. Then put the it in a sunny spot.
- DO compost vegetable and fruit scraps.
- DO compost coffee grounds and filters.
- DO treat your compost bin as a pet, a living thing cultivate.
- DO break your scraps into smaller pieces.
- DO NOT compost meat, fish, eggs or dairy products.
- DO NOT compost diseased plants and seeds.
- DO NOT compost cooking oils.
Information courtesy of treehugger.com
15 THINGS TO FILL YOUR BIN WITH
- Pet hair
- Post-it notes
- Egg shells
- Cow manure
- Garden soil
- Lobster and crab shells
- Stale breakfast cereal
- Dead insects
- Wine gone bad
- Soy milk
- Stale potato chips
- Paper towels
- Freezer burnt fruit
- Old kitchen spices
Information courtesy of plantea.com