This article will discuss Composting Basics.Although I strongly prefer worm composting (thus the website), there are other methods that appeal to many people. Such as: traditional pile, bokashi and trenching.
I must first start with vermicomposting, using worms to compost is odor free and not space prohibitive. Browse all through this website for more information on worm composting.
have their advantages - for example - a pile can process a lot of materials but there are also challenges: need for increased space, critters (like possums/rats) and odors.When you are doing a traditional pile type, you must have the
guidelines to be successful.
Read this article "Traditional Pile VS Worm Bins"
And here is another article I wrote on
how to build a compost pile.
is a method that uses a yogurt like culture to process your scraps. An advantage of this method is that you can process almost all items, even meat and dairy.
is a super simple method of digging a hole or trench and burying your scraps. A big down side to this is time and dogs. It takes a while for the scraps to break down AND dogs will dig up the goodies if you don't bury them deep enough.
What is the
Best Compost Bin?
I hope this article helps you decide which composting method is right for you.
One more thing you need is a
kitchen compost pail
. I tried operating out of plastic bags to collect the scraps and it gets really nasty. A collection pail will make your live easier, trust me.
Once you decide which composting method is right for you, it is time to
build a bin
. All you have left to do is start making COMPOST!
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