|Composting is the eco-friendly way to deal with your kitchen scraps and yard waste. The trick is to keep the process as simple as possible. Our Eco Stack™ Composter Eco Stack Composter works like a traditional open compos
Reduce Waste, Start Composting
People everywhere are becoming conscious on how important it is to compost. Composting is a rewarding way on beautifying your property while reducing waste from our over taxed landfill sites turning organic waste into a rich humus for a beautiful rich garden.
The planet earth is small and populated by billions of people, producing millions of waste to our landfill sites. If we do not try to save the planet by taking action now, more and more of the earth will be replaced by landfill sites in order to cope with these huge amounts of waste. The saying, ‘Out of sight, out of mind does not exist anymore.’ It might be out of sight but it should definitely not be out of mind. Our future depends to much on it.
Recycle Garden Waste
Composting is the key to successful garden management. There’s nothing more satisfying than producing sweet-smelling home-made compost simply by throwing a lot of unwanted vegetation in a Simply Natural Compost Bin. Once you start turning kitchen waste, grass cuttings, annual weeds and ripped-up newspaper , fallen leaves into leaf-mould and shredded sticks and pruning’s into valuable mulch, you’ll never burn or throw out garden rubbish again.
How Do I Start Compost.
Now that you are serious about composting here is where to start. Purchase or build the right composter to suit your needs. Place your composter in a sunny spot where you will have easy access to it all year long.
Place a layer of 3 to 4 inches long twigs at the bottom of composter, this will allow circulation at the bottom of pile and eliminate odours.
In a kitchen composter collect kitchen waste, this will be what is called green matter.Place green matter on top of twigs.Then cover with a layer of brown matter, brown matter being twigs, leaves ect..This can be mixed a little at this time.Put a layer of soil over top, this will help speed up decomposition and keep insects and pests away. Water with one pail of water.
What can I compost?
Fruit and vegetable scraps. Bird cage cleanings.
Egg shells, Coffee grinds, tea bags, coffee filters
Bread with no spreads on it
Plain pasta with no sauces or oil on it
Untreated hair clippi
Garden waste – leaves and twigs. Grass.
Nut shells. String, wool
What can't I compost?
Meat or dairy waste (e.g. cheese and yogurt) – animals may like the smell of this and get in your bin!
Oils or fats.
Animal or human waste.
Diseased plants – these may infect the compost which may harm your garden when you eventually put the compost on it.
Any thing that contains vinegar or sugar, this will attract bees and hornets
Non organic materials such as rubber, glass, stones, chemicals ect..
When is compost ready to use
When compost is ready it will be a rich brown color of good soil smell, something like humus of a forest floor. You will probably want to screen the compost as you get near the end of removing it from composter, very little of the original material might be recognised. This can be used to restart another batch of compost. For indoor use it should be thoroughly screened and sterilized for one hour 200 degrees F OR 95 degrees C.
What if I make too much compost?
The earth can use all the organic matter you can give it, and you can apply compost at any time of year. Dig it into flower beds, layer it over a vegetable garden, or spread it under a tree to feed the roots. Finely screened compost can be scattered over a lawn, or sterilized and mixed with potting soil for house plants. And you can store compost in a bag or holding pen, as long as it is well protected from rain, wind and sun.
What to with kitchen scraps.
Start saving kitchen scraps for composting, you will need a kitchen pail to put those scraps. Unless you don't mind running out the composter every time you peel a banana or make a cup of tea, you'll need to find a way to store those scraps until you add to your composter. If you need to store your kitchen scraps on a countertop, the aesthetics of your container are important. There are many different types that might suit you such as ,Tuscan Compost Crock, they are unobtrusive on a countertop or island. More importantly, crocks usually come equipped with charcoal filters to prevent the crock's contents from smelling up your kitchen.