If you read this blog, that means you care about the zero-waste policy. It is just as important to you as it is to me - The Musicians’ Park. Today I will tell you how you can use waste correctly and give a new life and energy to your plants.
Composting is the process by which organic waste, microorganisms, moisture, and oxygen interact. By properly sorting the waste and putting it in the appropriate structure, the waste will be turned into humus, which you can use as an organic fertilizer.
Compost is mostly made in the yard, near the vegetable garden, but this time I want to tell you about a much simplified version that you can easily make at home.
How to make compost at home?
For this you will need a large container, soil, cardboard and various food waste.
First, make several holes in the container to let air in - air is one of the most important components in the composting process.
The first layers
Shred the cardboard papers scatter them with leaves so that they cover the bottom of the container by 3-5 cm.
The second and third layers
Add black soil on top, redistribute, after that add food waste. You can use vegetables, fruit peel, egg shells, herbs, tea bags, boiled rice / pasta, leaves, animal and human hair as waste. Pay attention to maintain the balance of paper and waste to prevent it from smelling bad.
The fourth layer and water
Pour in the water, cover with the cardboard on the top and close the container. The compost is ready. For a month, water once a week in moderation - so that the water does not wash away the minerals.
What not to use in compost?
Even though compost is made from waste, it does not mean that you can use everything to prepare it. Please pay attention to the products that you place inside, because incorrectly selected for the products the compost may have an unpleasant smell. Do not use the following products in the compost:
- Meat waste
- Milk product
- Poisonous plants
- Rotten plants
- Animal excrement
I wish you successful composting!