Learn How To Compost Like A Pro – A Simple Guide To Create Great Soil! 

Vermicomposting, bin composting, and trench composting are options. Plan for your region, resources, and gardening goals.  

Choose a Composting Method 

A well-drained yard makes food waste and composting easy. Avoid placing the compost pile near trees and structures because decomposition heat damages them.  

Select a Composting Location 

Fruit and vegetable wastes, coffee grounds, tea bags, eggshells, grass clippings, leaves, tiny twigs, shredded newspaper, and cardboard compost. Pet excrement, meat, cheese, and oil attract bugs and microorganisms.  

Collect Composting Materials 

Nitrogen-rich "green" materials like fruit and vegetable scraps and grass clippings and carbon-rich "brown" materials like leaves, straw, and shredded paper compost best. Two browns, one green in volume.  

Layer Green and Brown Materials 

Turning compost frequently oxygenates and accelerates decomposition. A pitchfork, compost aerator, shovel, or garden fork can stir the mixture every 1-2 weeks.  

Aerate the Compost 

Keep compost pile moist but not wet. Hydrate dry compost with a hose or bucket. Use dry brown materials to absorb excess moisture.  

Maintain Moisture Levels 

As bacteria digest organic matter, composting releases heat. To break down and eliminate weed seeds and viruses, a compost thermometer should read 110°F to 160°F (43°C to 71°C  

Monitor Temperature and Decomposition 

Making compost might take months or a year, depending on procedure and region. Black, gritty, earthy compost. Add finished compost to soil, mulch, or potting mixtures.   

Harvest Finished Compost 

If your compost pile stinks, attracts bugs, or doesn't decompose, alter materials, moisture, and aeration.  

Troubleshoot Common Issues 

Composting reduces landfill waste and improves garden soil structure, fertility, and moisture retention with nutrient-rich soil amendment.  

Enjoy the Benefits 

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