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Compost 5 steps to turn your organic waste into fertile soil

Compost  5 steps to turn your organic waste into fertile soil
Composting is a way to get rid of organic waste naturally and at the same time to obtain fertile soil. In the composting process takes place natural breaking down the waste, which takes place in an environment saturated with oxygen and without unpleasant odors. In the process there are involved bacteria, fungi and other microorganisms and are also needed moisture and constant temperature. See for yourself how you can make a home composter, following five basic steps:

1. Choosing the right place
The most appropriate location for a composter is the yard. If you have one, look for place in a corner, shaded in summer. It is good to have a shed above the composter, but if you do not have, you can simply put a cover.

2. Compost ingredients
Compost is a mixture of different materials:
Nitrogen rich kitchen waste, residues from fruits and vegetables;
organic substances such as fresh grass, grass and weeds;
garden and other waste such as dry leaves, woody twigs, paper, straw;
microorganisms.
Among the few inappropriate waste from the kitchen are cooked meat and greasy food residues.

3. Lamination
The basis for the compost must be made of a thick layer of branches - about 15 cm. He serves for drainage; moreover, it easily passes through the air, which ensures that there will be no unpleasant odors. The next layer should be thinner and composed of kitchen waste. The last step is making top layer collected from the garden - preferably dry leaves, thinner branches and straw. If the layers are not sufficiently wet, spray lightly with water and then repeat the procedure (be sure that such layers line up in the same order).

4. Maintenance
It is important for your compost to have continuous air access so that it can not to emit a bad smell. For this purpose there must be enough branches that do not allow it to settle too much. For more air you can occasionally gently stir or just loosen the compost with a garden cottage or a stick with a few nails.

5. Usage
After eight weeks your compost will be ready for use. You can sift it and use it as soil for flowers in a pot or to nourish plants in the garden. It suppresses plant diseases by providing a variety of nutrients and reducing the need for artificial chemical fertilizers.


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