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Making a Compost Heap

March 8, 2012
Making a Compost Heap

Making a Compost Heap

 

Hey guys,

Todays post is about making a compost heap, how you go about it and what to use to make your compost heap. Why would someone want to make a compost heap? Well, for a number of reasons actually such as;

  • Compost is cheap and easy to make
  • Compost improves soil structure, texture and increases it’s water holding capacity.
  • Compost is one of the best mulches you can find
If your asking yourself how do I make a compost heap it’s pretty simple. There are a number of things to use when making a compost heap such as;
  • Greens and browns
  • Grass and weeds
  • Tough plant material/leaves/nettles
  • VegetableĀ peelings
  • Teabags
  • Animal manure

When making a compost heap two things you really want to avoid are meat and dairy products. This is for the obvious reason that they will attract rats. You can buy a compost box to hold the compost in and keep things neat and tidy.

Another question that may arise when asking yourself how do I make compost is how to know when it’s ready. There are a number of ways you’ll know such as;

  • The process can take from 6 weeks to 5 months depending how you nurture it
  • When the compost turns a dark brown
  • When there’s a strong earthy smell
So there you have it. A cheap and easy way to make compost in your own back garden. Get started and it’ll be ready well before the summer season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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