Composting has been around long before any modern forms of farming and gardening. Creating a good compost remains one of the most beneficial ways to create and improve soil health for whatever you are growing. Even though compost is essentially just decomposed matter, there are still ways to produce a better yielding and nutrient-rich mix for your garden! Let’s discuss some important steps to take to make sure your organic waste is providing maximum benefits to your garden or crop.
1. Good Compost Comes From Good Organic Materials
2. Keep The Bad Materials Out
3. Use The Right Composting Container Or Bin
If you don’t need a large composting heap, you should invest in a composting container or bin. These are compact and perfect for smaller personal gardens. Teraganix offers our Bokashi Bucket Food Fermenter Kit that can speed up all your food recycling to only 6 weeks! This proven method is a great way to quickly deliver home-made nutrients to your garden.
4. Location, Location, Location
A good area for a your compost is somewhere dry and that drains easily. This will make sure that no excess moisture is introduced. This will speed up the food recycling process and may also encourage worms to get in the compost and start aiding in the breakdown efforts.
5. Aerate The Organic Material
Composting is a very low-maintenance task, but with that said it is important to regularly introduce new organic matter tot he pile, as well as aerate the matter by mixing or turning it over. This can be done with a pitchfork for larger piles, or a compost aerator from something smaller.
However you compile your compost, know that you are already taking the correct steps in creating a healthier soil for your vegetation! With any beginning will come mistakes and errors. It is important to note these so on the next batch of compost you can turn out an even better mixture.