5 Ways You Can Make Your Own Compost Pit

5 Ways You Can Make Your Own Compost Pit

This is for that once in a blue-moon moment, you feel bad about the amount of waste you dump in the backyard. Well I have got the remedy. It’s called Composting. I have described 5 different ways to build your own compost pit for all the organic waste that gets generated from your house. The next time you notice a huge amount of bio-degradable crap in your waste basket, you will know what to do.

Dig a pit and dump the waste

Make sure that the compost pit is around thirty centimetres deep. Dig a hole in the ground of an area suited to the amount of waste to be disposed of. Chop the bio-degradable waste into finer pieces and dump it into the earthen compost pit that you just made. Dig a long pit instead of a deep one, and ensure that the waste materials occupy a depth of ten centimetres in the pit. The chopped kitchen waste pieces should be about two to three centimetres in dimensions. This can be easily done using a kitchen knife or a food blender, and your kitchen waste will be ready to be dumped into the compost. Blend and churn the compost materials using a shovel for even distribution of the waste in the pit which will facilitate faster decomposition into rich soil.

5 Ways You Can Make Your Own Compost Pit

Vermicomposting the organic waste

Vermicomposting makes use of worms to do the work of churning and mixing the waste and enable faster decomposition. Bury the waster underneath a soft and moist bedding made of dry leaves, bits of paper and straw. The worms eat and excrete through the waste to create a kind of rich gardening soil made of several nutrients essential for plant growth.

Bokashi compost

Bokashi compost makes efficient use of microorganisms to ferment the organic waste. The fermented waste gets decomposed very quickly when it is mixed with the garden soil or directly added to a pile of compost. Bokashi compost is rapid, easy and works for all kinds of organic, biodegradable waste. This compost does not give off any foul stink and does not draw in rodents and/or fruit flies. This procedure is used to procure wonderfully rich compost.

Closed containers for composting

Closed containers made using recycled plastic, come in varied shapes, from cylindrical to cuboidal, as suited to available space in your garden. All of these come with a lid that covers the top of the bin. These lidded containers are suitable for rural, suburban and urban localities. These covered bins are not suitable for hot compost. The closed containers also carry only a specific volume of organic waste material.

Uncovered bins for hot and/or cold compost

In a three uncovered bin system of compost, the first one contains fresh waste material prepared to get composted. This waste material is then transferred to the second container, in the middle to maintain the temperature slightly heated and as such decomposing rapidly. This is again transferred to the last bin where it finishes the process of getting converted into rich compost through quick and efficient decomposition.

Uncovered bins are excellent for hot and/or cold composting.


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