Composting is the process of using organic waste to supplement soil. The way that it works is that organic waste like kitchen and yard scraps are put into a pile. They then decompose. That decomposed material can then be added into any soil to amend it. All the nutrients that were in that material can go straight into the soil. Compost is the perfect fertilizer. What makes it even better is that it is something that a person can do on their own. They don't even need to have a lot of space to do it.
There are several techniques to composting. Each technique has its own composting accessories and composting tools. Which style of composting a person uses depends on many different things like the amount of space they have, the amount of work they want to put into it, and how quickly they want the compost to be ready.
The easiest most basic form of composting is passive composting. This kind of composting doesn't take any composting accessories. Basically this boils down to a big pile of organic waste. The bottom of the pile decomposes. This is the least efficient method of composting because the bottom of the pile doesn't get the air that can help the process.
Turning a composting pile is easier if it is in a bin. That way everything is confined to once air. One composting technique is to use just one bin. Another is to use 3 bins. There is a bin that is always starting, one that is partially decomposed and one that is fully decomposed. The compost gets moved as needed. That method takes up a lot of space, and can take a lot of work.
There are composting accessories that can make composting much easier. One particular tool is great for people who have a small amount of space and still want to have composting. That is a tumbler. A tumbler is a bin that a person puts their waste into. Instead of having to go out to a pile each day all the person has to do is turn the handle on the tumbler. The compost gets mixed up. They are generally black so they can absorb the heat of the sun which helps speed up the process.
There are other kinds of composting which need other kinds of composting tools. Those kinds include worm composting. Worms need to have a particular environment to live in and need to have the right tools to make it happen.
Composting is a very old technique that has become very popular for many reasons. It's an easy way to recycle organic waste, and put it back to good use. It makes sure that the soil is fertile and in good shape to grow whatever the person wants. It can be very easy to do as long as a person has the right accessories and follows a few simple instructions.
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