Learning how to make a compost pile can be daunting, especially if you are new to composting. But before starting the composting process, there are a few things you need to know first. Here is some information that will help you get started.
The right size for your compost pile is very important. A poor quality pile could be quickly ruined by a chemical reaction with the contents. So always measure the compost you want to make before you start.
Instead of large bags of compost, many people start with smaller bags. In fact, you can even make the bag yourself. All you need is a sandwich bag and a measuring spoon.
You can also use a small trash bin or a basic kitchen bin. The larger bin can actually degrade over time because it has a lot of open space. The difference in weight between the lid and the bottom is what determines the rate at which it decomposes. Remember that it should take six months to a year to produce a full load of compost.
For plants that need fertilizer needs, you will need to prepare an established compost pile and add some organic fertilizer. There are several different types of composts that you can use for this purpose, including finished or bouillon and worm castings.
Before starting the composting process, you need to carefully remove all bedding plants. Even with a larger compost bin, this step can be tricky. Use garden shears or scissors to cut away the leaves and stems.
If you leave your plants in the compost bin for too long, they will degrade and cause the compost to smell. If you want a compost that has a fresh smell, you should turn it in about a month.
Once the plants are removed, pour all of the organic matter into the container. There are several ways to do this. You can pour into a large bowl, pour in on a coffee or wicker basket, or simply shake it out.
The way you want to do this is up to you. It really depends on how much time you have available, and how much space you have available to work with.
Add some more organic matter to the compost when it is warm and allow it to sit at room temperature for three weeks. During this time, you can start putting your finished compost into a compost bin. It can be difficult to judge the ideal size, but you should be able to make enough compost for one person’s personal use.
After about a week, begin to measure the space utilization of the finished compost. This is a great way to tell if you are on the right track, because you will see how much of the mixture you can take care of. If you have trouble with measuring, you can always bring your finished compost outside and have a friend measure it for you.
These are just a few quick ways to learn how to make compost. If you are interested in learning more, try the internet. There are tons of tips and tricks for composting, including lots of different ways to make a compost pile.