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Backyard Composting
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Backyard Composting

The benefits of compost to plants cannot be overstated. Plants get more from compost manure that from fertilizers but the process of creating this wonder is a mystery to many. What does it take to get that perfect mixture so that your plants can get the most out of it? The process is not complex, but it will require hard work and patience.

Making compost

To make a compost, follow the following steps

• Dig a hole in the earth or use a bin, whatever makes you fill comfortable. Line the hole or bin with a paper bag.
• The first layer of the compost should be soil so use a shovel to place soil into the hole or bin. Soil introduces earthworms and other microorganisms into the compost so that they may help speed up the process of decomposition by aerating.
• The second layer includes twigs and large leaves. This layer will be able to aid drainage of water when you start watering. The layers of soil and waste matter will need this layer also to help in the aeration process too.
• Take your organic kitchen waste and place them as the third pile. This may include banana peels, food left over, and so on. Place straws on top of the pile and then begin the process from step one with the soil then leaves and finally food refuse.
• To make sure that the process has been activated look for manure so that there is enough nitrogen content to get the compost started.
• Water the compost as regularly as possible if there isn’t enough rain. But be careful that the compost does not get too much water. In the case of too much rain, it is advisable to keep the compost covered. Turn it weekly to aerate and see the progress.

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