How to making compost is one of natures best mulches and soil amendments, you can use it instend of commer cial fertilizer. Making Composting is usefull in all gardent’s. Only in the very smallest gardens will be diffcult to find space for a compost heap and material to fill it. Oweners of such small plots could consider worm composting instead. Using making compost improves soil structures, texture and aeration and increases the soil water-holding capacity. Adding composting improve soil fertility and stinulates healthy root development inplants. Nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium will be produced natureally by the feeding of microorganisms. So few if any soil amendments will need to be added.
How to making compost
1 Backard composting –
If you have a yard and a balance of browns (fallen leaves or straw) and greens (grass clipping and food scraps), you have all you need to make compost.
Green– Grass clipping, soft, leafy plants including annual weeds, fruit and vegetables, uncooked kitchen waste, selected pest waste/bedding.
Brown– Pruings and hedge trimmings, woodchip, leaves, paper and card, strow, plant stems.
Accelerators and activators–
Products such as ‘Garotta’ are sometimes added where green waste is in short supply. They contain high leaves of nitrogen (a nutrients found in green waste) but should not be necessary if green wasts is plentiful. It is also possible to parchase activaors containing carbon (a nutrinet found in brown woody waste), these are aimed at composting grass clipping or other green waste were there is insufficient brown waste.
People sometimes think you need to added lime to the compost heap, but there is no need to do so.
Tips quick Making compost
i) Any plant material that’s now dead can be composted. Adding meat and only food products is not recommended as they take longer to decompose.
ii) Leaves, old plants, fruit and veggie trimmings, weathered mulches and pulled weeds provide volume in a compost pite, which needs to be big-at least 3 square feet-to maintain moisture well.
iv) Veggie scrups are naturally moist, so compost pites that contain a lot of kitchen waste need to be layed or mixed with bulkier stuff to keep then from becoming slimy.
v) Turing a compost pite mixes and breaks up materials, which seeds decomposition. When it comes to turing, you can do as much or as little as you like, depending on your desired turnaround time.
vi) Covering new kitchen waste with 4 inches of plant material works well with little or no turning.
vii) Keep compost piles moist but not soggy.
viii) Add a few shovelfuls of soil your pile from time to time.
Compost Benefits the soils physical structure-
i) In heavy clay soils compost improves drainge and porosity of the soil.
ii) Makes sticky, heavy soil friable or workable.
iii) Helps soils resist compaction which helps roots penetrate the soil.
iii) In light sandy soils compost improves water retention.