Ronny’s Composting Tips
Yard and food wastes make up about a third of the waste stream in the U.S., so it makes a lot of environmental sense to do home composting. And it’s fun for the whole family to discover how beautiful, rich soil is made!
When choosing a bin, think about where you’ll put it, what it will look like, and how much it will hold. You’ll need a small kitchen pail for transferring scraps to the pile, as well as a bin or staging area outdoors for the compost to do its thing. Many websites offer a variety of bins and highlight important features and benefits. Just Google “compost bins” and you’ll find more bin choices than you’ll ever need.
The trick is to get your pile to decompose as fast as you can fill it. The rate at which breakdown occurs depends on several factors: oxygen, temperature, water, and other factors. Basically, if you turn it frequently, keep it moist in the summer, and have a good variety of stuff in there, you should have nice, fluffy soil in six to eight weeks!
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