01 June 2021
Want to take your gardening to the next level? Try making your own compost at home! Small twigs, withered flowers, and leaves - here is your complete guide on how to create your homemade compost!
Making your own compost requires patience as it is a rather long process. You need to allow at least one and a half years before you can use and enjoy your compost in your garden. But if you cultivate often and much, it is definitely worth the while!
Making your own compost requires a bit of space. Firstly, you need someplace to store or contain your compost. Compost containers can be bought in most gardening stores. You can also make your own container with some wooden planks, like in the picture above. A bigger box or tray of some sort should also work!
It is best to start making your own compost during summer. Once fall arrives, the second stage of your compost creation starts. In order for microorganisms to thrive in your compost and make it nutritious enough to nourish your plants; the compost needs a lot of oxygen. Therefore, you need to spread out your compost on the ground and then add two more layers of garden waste and soil. These are both important ingredients to start the decomposing process. The width of your compost should be larger than the height of it, in order to provide it with enough oxygen. This is why it requires some space. Although, if you have limited space - make a smaller batch of compost!
As mentioned, soil is an important ingredient in homemade composts. This soil should be nutritious and benefit the micro-life in the compost. You can make your own micro-beneficial soil by adding food waste to the soil, which is a different type of compost. Otherwise, you can buy nutritious soil in gardening shops.
Good luck with your composting!