If you appreciate the environment and your planet earth, you will be in favor of the composting process. This idea is to return to the mother earth what it has actually offered you. It is all about recycling and zero waste. It is all about a cycle that things go through in order to grow.
The organic residue that you collect when you gather various materials from the land that is converted into something black, somewhat fragrant, and crumbly (decaying) is what will be the garden compost. The concept here is to arrange the materials so that the soil germs and fungi can survive and also increase as they all break down. The bacteria function as the converters of all basic materials so that they need to be in a workable environment with appropriate moisture, food, and air.
You can begin by gathering the green and dry aspects that you can see around your garden. You must think about what you can feed the bacteria for it to grow. For such, you can tap on the grass clippings, the green weeds, in addition to the vines of pea and leaves of lettuce. What do they have in common? They consist of sugar components in addition to proteins and they all can decompose fast.
Dry leaves and other little twigs should be combined with the greens when decaying. These materials take a lot of time in order to disintegrate because they contain little nitrogen. That is why they need to not be left alone while doing so.
The hotter the compost is and the more frequently you stir it, the faster it will break down, which means that it’ll take a lot longer to do during the winter, when the temps are lower. As long as you make sure to add the right proportion of browns to scraps, you will eventually have beautiful, nutritious, homemade compost to use in all your plants. Once you’ve started composting, the contents of a typical household compost bin will break down in about a year if you never touch it and just a few months if you’re consistently stirring.
Benefits of Composting
1. Enriches soil, helping retain moisture and suppress plant diseases and pests.
2. Reduces the need for chemical fertilizers.
3. Encourages the production of beneficial bacteria and fungi that break down organic matter to create humus, a rich nutrient-filled material.
4. Reduces methane emissions from landfills and lowers your carbon footprint.