How To Make Compost For Organic Gardening

By on June 26, 2014
How To Make Compost At Home

Living a vegan lifestyle is a wonderful thing. For many when they think of a vegan they just think of the foods they eat, but veganism is so much more than a diet, it’s a lifestyle. One of the many hobbies within the vegan life is organic gardening. Gardening is one of those things that truly calms the mind and is fantastic for the soul. It’s a way to relax and forget about the weeks stress.

When starting an organic garden your success depends upon the soil. The best place to start is with your own homemade compost. You can buy compost in the store, but it will never be as good as what you can make in your own backyard recycling foods and items you use throughout the week.

Making Your Own Compost

Six Steps For Making Your Own Compost

Step 1 – Create a simple compost bin using chicken wire that can be purchased at Home Depot
How To Make Compost Step 1

Step 2 – Add brown materials to the bin. Dried leaves, branches, grass.
How To Make Compost Step 2

Step 3 – Add green materials to the bin. Fresh grass clippings.
How To Make Compost Step 3

Step 4 – Add household items, banana peels, veggie skins, tea bags, used coffee grounds.
How To Make Compost Step 4

Tip – You want to mix up the contents once a week to start mixing the contents. It’s important to keep your compost pile damp but not soaking wet.

Step 5 – In about 2 months you will have a beautiful mound of organic compost. A good sign is when you are mixing the compost you can see steam coming from the pile.
How To Make Compost Step 5

Step 6 – Apply is to the surface of your soil
How To Make Compost Step 6

Remember it’s important that your compost remains damp but not soaking wet. If you live in an area that tends to get a lot of rain, like tropical environments you may be better served using a closed compost tumbler rather than the chicken wire setup.

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