Many people throw away heaps of fruit and vegetable scraps each and every day. What these people don’t realise is a compost bin would just love the scraps, not to mention it’s great for the environment.
Many people throw away heaps of fruit and vegetable scraps each and every day, what these people don’t realise is a compost bin would just love the scraps, not to mention it’s great for the environment. The trouble is many people have no idea how to start a compost bin of their own so I decided to create this article to help get you started.
Firstly you need to put your compost bin somewhere it’s accessible, as you will be trekking to and from it most days to keep adding your scraps, though it’s good to be aware it can become smelly and therefore shouldn’t be the centrepiece of your yard. When you’ve decided the prime location for your compost bin, you need to go to your local hardware store and buy a compost holder/container. There are many sizes to choose from and considering they always fill up quicker than people expect, it may be a great idea to get one that comes up to your waste. While you’re at the store you should also grab a compost starter.
Once you’re back home and the compost bin is all made up you should add some soil to it, pick soil from an area where you plan on putting the future compost. The reason you’re doing this, even if you’ve already added your compost starter, is so the garden doesn’t go into shock when you eventually add the compost to it. People that don’t do this often find the compost doesn’t really help the garden thrive, so don’t skip this step.
Now all you have left to do is add your scrap fruit and vegetables to the compost and watch it build up. It’s good to note that when the scraps look like they aren’t really moving it’s best not to add to anymore for a few days, sometimes the worms need a chance to catch up. If you follow these few simple steps you’ll soon find you have a nice amount of compost to add to your garden.
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