Anyone who garden's knows the importance of having good "Black gold" or compost to add to your soil. Composting takes your everyday natural waste such as vegetable peeling's, egg shell's, newspaper( shredded black and white print only!) and of course clippings from your garden and dead leaves from the yard to make a natural fertilizer for your garden.
The best part is:
IT'S CHEAP AND IT'S EASY!
- Save your eggshell's when you make breakfast, oh, and while your at it save those coffee ground's too!
- Cooking dinner? Vegetable soup you say? Well, save those too.
- When those pretty flower's your boyfriend gave you die, save them and throw them into the compost bin too.
Get the point by now?
SAVE ALL THE NATURAL STUFF! THESE ARE YOUR "WET" INGREDIENTS!
- All those dead leaves in your yard that you have to rake up, don't look at them as a burden ANYMORE!
- Watching the movie Fargo and realize that you have some wood chips to add to your compost bin? Great!
- Hay is for horses, but also works great for composting!(Somehow, this is not as catchy of a comeback...)
THESE ARE THE "DRY" INGREDIENTS!
- Put a six inch layer of dry leaves in the bottom of your compost bin.
- Put a two inch layer of wet ingredients over that.
Wet the stuff, You want the pile to be uniformly moist but not sopping. Keep the pile moist constantly.
The ratio of dry to wet ingredients should be between 5:1 and 8:1. If it's off a little don't worry too much, it's easy to fix. You basically just don't want a pile of leaves because all it will do is sit, and you don't want a pile of rotting veggies either. Gross. You want both! That way they will assist each other and decompose fairly quickly.
Continue to add to your treasure trove every day!
Every few day's "Turn" your compost. In my case I will be heavily shaking my garbage can(err...compost bin.)
IN 3-4 WEEKS YOU WILL HAVE BLACK GOLD!