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    • HOW TO COMPOST
    • 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,
      • PERNICIOUS WEEDS
    • 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.
    • Tips:
      • If you see that the heaps is too moist
      • Add more brown products
      • -If you see that it is too dry add more
      • Green products
      • -The ideal is that compost heap is like a
      • Wrung-out sponge
      • -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
    • How do you know its ready?
      • The temperature should be no longer hot, if
      • It´s close to outside temperature its ideal
      • -Through its aspect, it should have a dark
      • Brown colour, with a crumbly texture
      • When all the materials are no longer
      • Recognisable.