Composting For Beginners

Composting For Beginners

Composting for Beginners For Big Beautiful Flowers and A Bursting Vegetable Garden

The basics of a composting seem pretty simple but somethings need to be kept in mind for the best compost to feed your garden.  A compost bin or heap must be at least three cubic feet in order to work. Anything smaller will not generate the heat needed to break down the organic material. Your compost needs to be turned and mixed at a minimum every three days in order to mix the microbes into every part of your heap.

The good materials for your compost heap include Grass cuttings, garden prunings, leaves; vegetable peelings and leaves, fruit peelings and cores, table scraps, tea leaves, coffee grounds, eggshells, stale bread, paper and cardboard, sawdust and wood shavings, animal manure, woodfire ash, seaweed. Do not use Branches, roots (unless chipped). Pine needles, cypress clippings, rose cuttings, weed seeds, bulbs, and runners, garden wastes recently sprayed with pesticides, meat, and dairy scraps, metals, glass, plastics.

You would need to hop all the materials as small as possible. Spread the materials in layers 3 to 5 inches thick. Start with a layer of brown (dry materials) then add a layer of green (wet, nitrogen-rich materials). Add an inch or two of manure or garden soil. Boost nutrients by adding a shovelful of wood ash, rock phosphate, lime, granite dust, blood meal, bone meal or greensand to each completed section. Moisten each layer of the pile as you go, using a gentle spray.

Keep the compost well mixed as it breaks down and gets ready for an Amazing Garden.


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