How to make organic compost in tight spaces


I hear a lot of people talk about making compost at home but the truth is that I can't imagine how to do it in an apartment, where the not very generous dimensions make it necessary to review the graces of a noble and natural task but prone to bad smells.

And this is how researching I find different alternatives for make organic compost, some that demand large space and others more discreet, ideal to perform on the floors of large cities.

It is not a question of someone being left without the possibility of making their own natural compost for plants, so let's move on with a practical and easy-to-carry method that is ideal for apartments.

Step by step


It is not the same to have a huge garden than a small balcony, the differences appear both in the choice of plants and shrubs as well as in the way of making your own compost.

If it's about tight spaces, they can do it in a pot. Choose a generous size and cover it with about 3 cm. of Earth. Then place the organic waste of your home on it whenever you want, always covering it with a layer of earth. You can dump fruit and vegetable scraps, eggshells, fruit bones, food scraps and everything that is natural.

Between layer and layer you can add dry leaves and sticks to favor the process. From time to time, remove the soil and the elements in it in order to integrate them and the compost to form little by little. Remember that humidity is important for the formation of humus so keep the pot in a place where it does not get too dry.

An important detail

Although you can make organic compost anywhere in the house, we recommend choosing a sector of the home as far away as possible from the place where they spend the most time so that you do not feel the bad odors it produces.


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  1.   Augustinian said

    Very good!
    Reee served me

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hello Augustine.
      Perfect, we're glad you told us about that.