How to compost step by step

Compost I love green gardening, and I like even more saving as much as I can and more money, especially if the environment benefits as well. One of the ways to get a garden that does not lack for anything is to have a fertilized soil. And how is that done? Very easy: placing all organic material in one place that we go together.

You want to know how to make homemade compost? Well, don't wait any longer, and keep reading.

Dry grass

Freshly cut grass as well as pruning debris can be thrown into the compost heap.

Compost in heap

If you have a large area, the ideal is to do the compost in heaps made in layers of about 20cm maximum. In this way, it could be said that nature and you will work more closely. The perfect place will be one that has a slight slope, since in this way excess humidity will be avoided.

  • In the first place, in contact with the ground, the twigs y dry rinds.
  • Second, the green scraps, which are rich in carbohydrates.
  • Third, add a layer for example the manure, which is rich in nitrogen.
  • Fourth, it is covered with a layer of about 4cm of earth.
  • Lastly, you can add carbonate-rich materials to reduce acidity, such as eggshells.

It is important that, before placing another layer, you water previously the one you have already placed. Once the pile is finished, you should cover it with dirt or sawdust. Water it from time to time to keep it moist and compost properly.

Compost worms

Compost worms

How to compost in a composter

If you do not like it to be visible, you can place, as explained in the step by step, all the layers within a composter. In a matter of a few months you will have a compost ready to use.

To further speed up the process, you can purchase a compost accelerator in nurseries and garden centers, and use them following the recommendations indicated on the package.

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