Compost comes from the latin word “compositus” which Means to put together.
Why compost? It´s an easy way to recycle your kitchen and yard wastes It´s environmentally friendly, the amount of methane Produced is very low Compost is a nutrient filled food product which will help Improve your soil structure Compost improves your soils condition and your plants And flowers will love it. It helps reduce landfill wastes
A good compost is formed by 3 componants: AIR: The composting microbes will not do their work without It. There should be plenty of air passageways throughout Your heap. Your pile will stink without it. Water: Too much water will slow the process down and make It stink. The ideal is like a wrung-out sponge Food: - Browns: Provide Carbondioxide - Greens: Provide Nitrogine
Green food that we compost: FRUIT RAW VEGETABLES COFFEE AND TEA BAGS BREAD GREEN GRASS AND WEED
Browns that we compost: Hay Dry leaves Saw dust Kitchen paper Newspaper and normal paper
What not to compost: MEAT AND FISH MILK PRODUCTS OIL CITRUS
COOKED FOOD, HUMAN
AND PET WASTES,
Composting steps: Step 1: Establish a compost bin. The ideal Spot is a sunny one and on the bare ground.
Step 2: Start placing the first compost layer. It is good to start off with a carbon Layer.
Step 3: Alternate layers, one green(nitrogen) And one brown (carbon), about 15cm each. Leave the heap in this State for about 3 to 4 weeks without turning it but Keeping it moist.
Step 4: Time to do the first turn which will Give you an idea of how its going.
If you see that the heaps is too moist
Add more brown products
-If you see that it is too dry add more
-The ideal is that compost heap is like a
-Temperature when composting is of
70 degrees, when heap is ready it is of
The same outside temperature
-Turn heap every 1 to 2 weeks
Step 5: After about 2 to 4 months of turning Your compost heap should be ready