COMPOSTING 101

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Compost is a nutritional supplement for plants. It is decomposed organic matter, easily absorbed by our plants. This type of organic fertiliser is something you can make at home with just your kitchen waste, dead leaves, and a compost bin! If you have never composted before, the beginner’s composting kit is perfect for you.

Begin the composting process by adding leftover cooked and uncooked food along with cocopeat and curd into the compost bin. Now, you can add your daily kitchen waste into the bin. That’s peels and veggie skins. To ensure the compost does not smell, mix some dead leaves into the container.

Once in a while, give the compost a good stir using a wooden spatula. Easy peasy! Repeat this process for 6-8 weeks and you have your very organic homemade compost. To keep the DIY composting process going without a hitch, try this combination of remix powder, neem powder, and important microbes.

For experienced compost-makers, we have stackable compost bins that make the job clean, efficient, and organised. 

Gardeners use compost while preparing potting medium for their plants. But you can also use compost for your growing plants. Take a handful of compost and mix it with the topsoil of your potted plants. When you start new plants or repot existing ones, add some compost to the pit and place your plant inside. It will ensure that the nutrition is well within the reach of the plants’ roots.

Now that we have that out of the way, let's focus on what you should be looking for in a compost bin. Whether you buy a terracotta type or a plastic compost bin, you want to ensure it's got sufficient holes for air to flow in and out of it. If you choose to compost in a terracotta pot, Bokashi Compost Maker is an absolute must-have!

Composting works effectively in a high-pressure environment. Also, undesirable weeds and pathogenic organisms do not have a chance of breeding in a high-temperature atmosphere. So, a 15-inch deep compost bin is ideal for the right temperature and pressure conditions. Next up, each compartment of the compost has a hole at the bottom, except the last one. Why, you ask? Well, the holes allow liquid waste to go down and collect in the lower container, thereby giving you the elixir of plant life, a.k.a. "compost tea," jam-packed with nutrients for your garden (you have the option of throwing it away too, but why waste something so wonderfully rich?).

Fix up that bin and up your compost game with these tricks. You’ve got this!

 


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