Articles Alive | Compost bins give you an easy way to give your plants the nutrients they need
For anyone who loves gardening, they will understand the value of some good compost. It is much less expensive than processed manure, can easily be made at home and is wonderfully healthy for your plants. But not always will one have the space in their backyard to create a compost pit or bin and that is when you will need to improvise. There are several simple ways to go about creating a neat bin to store away your compost.
You could create compost bins from simple plastic storage baskets. These can be picked up just about anywhere. In fact before you go out shopping for them, it would be a good idea to ransack your attic or basement, you are bound to find one sitting there just waiting to be used. The ideal size for the bin should be something that can hold around 18 gallons and should have a lid. You should also have a lid to place at the bottom of the bin or something else to substitute. There will be some amount of liquid leaking coming out of your bin and you will need to catch it. It is full of nutrients and you will want to use it.
In order for compost to formulate, you will need to have air circulating around in it. When you are working with a plastic bin, drill some holes into it. It does not really matter how big the holes are as long as you have enough of them there. They need to spaced apart by around two each on all sides including the top and the bottom. Line the inside of the bin with a wire mesh and this will keep the night crawlers away from your compost.
Compost bins need to be placed at convenient places. You will find that you can fit them just about anywhere you like. If you do not have a yard, you can find a place for it on the porch pr the patio or just outside the kitchen door. That way you can throw in all the scraps as and when they come up. If you have a vegetable garden growing on the ledge of your kitchen then you can always throw in the weeds or roots of the plants as they grow.
You can create your compost in the bin out of anything that you would normally put into a regular compost pit. You can put in leaves, peels of fruits and vegetables, broken egg shells, used coffee grounds and tea bags and even grass that you have cut. Whatever you put into the compost bin has to be chopped up into smaller bits so that it blends well with what is there currently. Ideally, put all your fruit and vegetable based bits into a blender and pulse it around for a while before dumping into the compost pit.
Maintaining your pit is also important. Each day, take a bit of time out to shake the bin around a bit to let some air move through it. If you find that there is some foul smell emanating from it, it could be because there is an excessive amount of moisture. Throw in some dried leaves or some shredded dry newspaper into it or even sawdust. All this will help it dry out well. If you find that thing on the inside are dry, then add in some fruits and vegetables so that the moisture content goes up.
The best way to use your compost is to run it through a compost sifter so that all the big pieces are removed from it before use.
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